Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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WARMHUM

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

From what you've heard or read, is there general agreement among scientists that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity, or not? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity.
  2) No, there is not agreement among scientists.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 59.1% 59.1%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 29% 88.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 100%
Total N = 1007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 66.1% 54.4% 59.0% 60.7% 54.5% 58.8%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 27.1% 30.4% 32.3% 28.0% 28.4% 29.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 15.2% 8.7% 11.3% 17.0% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 57.0% 55.6% 62.3% 56.5% 63.6% 64.2% 59.1%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 31.7% 29.3% 29.6% 31.6% 23.5% 25.8% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused 11.3% 15.1% 8.2% 12.0% 12.9% 10.0% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school TOTAL
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 51.7% 58.9% 60.2% 61.9% 58.6% 58.6%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 20.3% 30.0% 30.7% 30.4% 34.3% 29.3%
Don't know/Refused 28.0% 11.1% 9.1% 7.7% 7.1% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1004


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 57.2% 60.8% 59.1%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 31.4% 26.8% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 12.4% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 52.4% 51.3% 64.3% 60.5% 66.1% 58.8% 59.2%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 23.8% 34.5% 29.0% 33.1% 27.1% 31.9% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused 23.8% 14.2% 6.7% 6.4% 6.8% 9.2% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
875


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. 55.7% 60.5% 63.9% 65.0% 58.9%
No, there is not agreement among scientists. 32.0% 27.2% 22.2% 25.6% 29.3%
Don't know/Refused 12.3% 12.2% 13.9% 9.4% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1001



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