Fewer Americans Doubt Global Warming is Occurring

Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy, Number 29, 2016

11 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2016

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Sarah Mills

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

Christopher P. Borick

Muhlenberg College

Barry G. Rabe

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: August 2, 2016

Abstract

Since its inception in 2008, the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) has tracked whether Americans believe there is solid evidence that global warming is occurring. The Spring 2016 NSEE finds that Americans’ views on climate change — and the confidence with which they hold those views — has set new benchmarks, and suggests that climate change continues to be a highly polarized issue, even as the number of those who doubt its existence is decreasing. These findings come as NASA and NOAA report that the first six months of 2016 are the hottest on record.

Keywords: Global warming, climate change

Suggested Citation

Mills, Sarah and Borick, Christopher P. and Rabe, Barry G., Fewer Americans Doubt Global Warming is Occurring (August 2, 2016). Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy, Number 29, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2817930

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Barry G. Rabe

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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