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U.S. adults on scientific consensus on human-caused climate change by age 2019

This statistic shows the share of U.S. adults who say that scientists agree that climate change was caused by human activity as of September 2019, with a breakdown by age group. During the survey, about 62 percent of the respondents under 30 years of age said that they think there is a consensus about human-caused climate change in the scientific community.

Belief in the scientific consensus on current human-caused climate change among U.S. adults as of September 2019, by age group*

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 1-3, 2019

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "To the best of your knowledge, do you think there is a consensus in the scientific community that climate change is occurring and is mainly caused by human activity?"

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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