At the start of the semester, the students considered climate change one of the most important and interesting questions in science. In preparation for a guest appearance by Penn State’s Mike Mann in class next Tuesday, I polled the class on their views.
The precise wording for this question came from the Pew Trust’s recent survey. Overall, 48% of Americans agree with the statement, but that ranges from 15% of conservative Republicans to 79% for liberal Democrats. Our 61% is about in-line with the average for moderate Democrats.