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Politics & Global Warming, May 2017


2. Should the U.S. Act on Global Warming?

Two-thirds of registered voters say the U.S. should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of what other countries do.

Most registered voters think the U.S. should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of what other countries do (68%). Majorities of liberal Democrats (89%), moderate/conservative Democrats (78%), and liberal/moderate Republicans (62%) take this position, as well as nearly half of conservative Republicans (47%).

Only 7% of registered voters (including only 1% of Democrats and 5% of Independents, but 16% of Republicans) say the U.S. should not reduce its emissions (see Tables).

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