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Politics and Global Warming, Spring 2016

Reading Notes


  • This report is based only on registered voters.
  • References to Republicans and Democrats throughout include registered voters 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: 47%
    • Liberal Democrats including leaners: 24%
    • Moderate/Conservative Democrats including leaners: 22%
    • Independents excluding leaners: 10%
    • Republicans (total) including leaners: 38%
    • Liberal/Moderate Republicans including leaners: 14%
    • Conservative Republicans including leaners: 24%
    • No party/Not interested in politics/Refused: 6% (included in data reported for “All Registered Voters” only)
  • Trend data cited in the report can be found in Appendix I.