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Politics & Global Warming, May 2017


3. Who is Responsible to Act on Global Warming?

3.1. A majority of registered voters want corporations and industry, and citizens themselves, to do more to address global warming. Voters are also looking for more action from President Trump and Congress.

Across party lines, a majority of registered voters say corporations and industry should do more to address global warming (74% of all registered voters; 89% of Democrats, 75% of Independents, and 56% of Republicans).

Half or more of registered voters, including Democrats, Independents, and liberal/moderate Republicans, but not conservative Republicans, think citizens, the U.S. Congress, and their own members of Congress should do more. More than half of Democrats and Independents think President Trump should do more.

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3.2. Half of registered voters think global warming should be a “high” or “very high” priority for the president and Congress.

Half of registered voters (52%) think global warming should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress, including nearly four out of five Democrats (78%) and half of Independents (54%), but only one in four Republicans (24%).

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