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Politics & Global Warming, November 2016

Reading notes


  • This report is based only on registered voters.
  • References to Republicans and Democrats throughout include respondents who initially identify as either a Republican or Democrat as well as those who do not initially identify as Republicans or Democrats but who say they “lean” toward one party or the other in a follow-up question. The category “Independents” does not include any of these “leaners.”
  • In all tables and charts, bases specified are unweighted, but percentages are weighted.
  • Weighted percentages of each of the parties discussed in this report:
  • Democrats (total) including leaners: 46%
  • Liberal Democrats including leaners: 23%
  • Moderate/Conservative Democrats including leaners: 22%
  • Independents excluding leaners: 9%
  • Republicans (total) including leaners: 41%
  • Liberal/Moderate Republicans including leaners: 14%
  • Conservative Republicans including leaners: 27%
  • No party/Not interested in politics/Refused: 5% (included in results reported for “All Registered Voters”)
  • In the appendix tables, note that: — = 0; * = >0 but <0.5.
  • For tabulation purposes, percentage points are rounded off to the nearest whole number. As a result, percentages in a given chart may total slightly higher or lower than 100%. Summed response categories (e.g., “strongly support” + “somewhat support”) are rounded after sums are calculated (e.g., 1.3% + 1.3% = 2.6%, which, after rounding = 3%).