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Friday, January 17, 2014

Jan. 2014 Yale, George Mason global warming opinion poll posed statements like, "People are too greedy and selfish to reduce global warming."

1/16/14, "Climate change in the American mind, Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in November 2013," Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 4C group, the Energy Foundation, and George Mason Univ. Center for Climate Change Communication

Following are 5 examples of questions asked of poll respondents who indicated they believed "global warming is happening"

"Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. (Selected items.)"...

page 51
 
"People are too greedy and selfish to reduce global warming.
Nov 2013 (Unweighted base) (521)
%
Strongly agree 20
Somewhat agree 41
Somewhat disagree 20
Strongly disagree 2
Don’t know/Refused 17"
 
"(Base: Americans 18+ who believe
global warming is happening)"
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page 51,
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"Corporations care only about their own profits and not global warming.
Nov 2013 (Unweighted base) (521)
%
Strongly agree 34
Somewhat agree 38
Somewhat disagree 11
Strongly disagree 2
Don’t know/Refused 15"
 
"(Base: Americans 18+ who believe
global warming is happening)"
 
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page 48
 
"Humanity will rise to the occasion and reduce global warming.
Nov 2013 (Unweighted base) (521)
 
%
Strongly agree 5
Somewhat agree 29
Somewhat disagree 31
Strongly disagree 9
Don’t know/Refused 26"
 
"(Base: Americans 18+ who believe
global warming is happening)"
 
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page 52, 

"Politicians are incapable of taking action to reduce global warming.
Nov 2013 (Unweighted base) (521)
 
%
Strongly agree 14
Somewhat agree 34
Somewhat disagree 23
Strongly disagree 10
Don’t know/Refused 19"
 
"(Base: Americans 18+ who believe
global warming is happening)"
 
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page 49

Nov 2013 (Unweighted base) (521)
 
%
Strongly agree 3
Somewhat agree 23
Somewhat disagree 36
Strongly disagree 15
Don’t know/Refused 22"
 
 "(Base: Americans 18+ who believe
global warming is happening)"...
 
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page 3, "Interview dates:
November 23–December 9, 2013....

The research was funded by
the Energy Foundation, 
the 11th Hour Project,
the Grantham Foundation, 
and the V.K. Rasmussen Foundation."...page 3
 
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The US taxpayer funds this  "climate" poll via NOAA and NSF.
Sponsors, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication 

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George Mason's 4C's website says it's "unbiased" but begins as follows:
"Introduction
Climate change is the result of human actions and choices. Limiting climate change – and protecting people and ecosystems to the degree possible from unavoidable changes in the climate – will require significant public engagement in the issue so that difficult decisions can be made by members of the public and policy makers. Our center was created to conduct unbiased social science research that will facilitate such public engagement."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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