Global Warming, God, and the “End Times”


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At times it seems like the world is awash with apocalyptic and doomsday visions – from teen novels to Presidential campaigns to climate change itself. There are many different types of apocalyptic ideas within and across societies, which we cannot possibly do justice to here. However, in our national survey conducted in March 2016, we explored a few of these themes in relation to the issue of global warming. Highlighted here:

15% of Americans believe that “God controls the climate, therefore humans can’t be causing global warming.” This perspective is particularly strong among Tea Party members (37%), evangelicals and born-again Christians (30%), and Donald Trump supporters (28%).

This chart is from our Climate Note entitled “Global Warming, God and the “End Times,” published July 11th, 2016.