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5. The Paris Climate Agreement

5.1. There is bipartisan support for U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Agreement.

In December 2015, officials from 197 countries (nearly every country in the world) met in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference and negotiated a global agreement to limit global warming. On Earth Day, April 2016, the United States and 174 other countries signed the agreement, with all of the other countries following suit. On June 1 2017, President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the agreement, and on November 4 2019, his administration began the formal process of withdrawing.

In contrast to President Trump’s decision, about three in four registered voters (77%) support U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. Support varies by party, with nearly all Democrats (94%), about three in four Independents (76%), and more than half of Republicans (58%) supporting U.S. participation.

Similarly, a majority of registered voters (63%) oppose President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, including 93% of Democrats and 66% of Independents, but only 31% of Republicans.