Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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Q65

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

From what you've read and heard, is there solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Mixed/some evidence (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 62.5% 62.5%
No 28.3% 90.8%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 1.0% 91.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.1% 99.9%
Total N = 2001

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-39 years old 40-49 years old 50-59 years old 60-69 years old 70 years and older TOTAL
Yes 66.0% 65.3% 62.0% 61.5% 58.2% 60.5% 62.7%
No 25.7% 25.6% 28.7% 33.2% 32.2% 25.2% 28.3%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 0.9% 1.0% 0.5% 1.2% 0.9% 2.1% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.4% 8.1% 8.9% 4.1% 8.7% 12.2% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1965


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (grades 1-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no four-year degree or Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Yes 61.1% 57.9% 63.2% 65.1% 70.7% 62.5%
No 27.4% 30.4% 28.5% 29.9% 21.8% 28.4%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 0.0% 1.6% 1.0% 0.8% 1.6% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 11.5% 10.2% 7.4% 4.2% 5.9% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1989


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Yes 59.0% 69.0% 74.2% 64.7% 62.5%
No 31.9% 19.4% 20.1% 24.5% 28.4%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 1.1% 1.8% 0.7% 0.0% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.0% 9.8% 4.9% 10.7% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Yes 59.1% 64.8% 62.1% 67.9% 62.6%
No 31.5% 27.6% 29.2% 22.0% 28.4%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 1.5% 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.9% 6.6% 8.0% 9.4% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1955


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 59.5% 65.4% 62.5%
No 31.1% 25.6% 28.3%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.3% 8.0% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2001


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 29.8% 49.9% 68.9% 81.1% 77.1% 62.6%
No 61.9% 40.5% 22.2% 12.8% 13.2% 28.8%
Mixed/some evidence (Vol.) 1.1% 1.6% 0.9% 0.2% 2.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.2% 8.1% 8.0% 5.9% 7.3% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937



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