41% Say Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather, 43% Disagree - Rasmussen Reports™
With hurricane season in full swing, Americans have mixed views on whether global warming is behind extreme weather conditions.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of American Adults believe global warming is creating climate changes that lead to more extreme weather events. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree with that assessment, while 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The latest findings show little change from January of last year. However, the number of Americans who feel global warming is linked to extreme weather is down 14 points from early June 2008 when 55% felt that way. At that time, just 25% said global warming and extreme weather had no relation to each other.