U.S. view on developed countries' obligation to combat global warming by income 2017

This statistic shows the opinion among U.S. adults on developed countries being more obligated to combat global warming than non-developed countries as of February 2017, with a breakdown by household income. During the survey, roughly 60 percent of respondents whose household income was under 50 thousand U.S. dollars stated that the world's most developed countries have a greater responsibility to control greenhouse gases and pollution.

Belief that developed countries are more responsible for controlling emissions and pollution among U.S. adults as of February 2017, by family income*

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Release date

February 2017


United States

Survey time period

February 11-13, 2017

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. citizens

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "Do you think the world’s most developed countries have a greater responsibility to control greenhouse gases and pollution than less developed countries do?"

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

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