Lesser-educated folks and Republicans more likely to doubt global warming

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The results of a new survey by the Pew Research Center on the issue of human-caused global warming reveal several fascinating patterns.

Americans with college degrees are far more likely than those with less education  to say there is solid scientific evidence of global warming. But this education pattern gets a bit skewed when political partisanship is added to the equation.

For example, a whopping 87 percent of Democrats with college degrees agree with mainstream scientific theories on global warming, but the figure drops to 57 percent among Democrats with less education. And here’s the stunner: Only 28 percent of ...

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