Majority of Red-State Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real: Study

"Study suggests far-reaching acceptance of climate change in traditionally Republican states such as Texas and Oklahoma"

"A vast majority of red-state Americans believe climate change is real and at least two-thirds of those want the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions, new research revealed on Wednesday.

The research, by Stanford University social psychologist Jon Krosnick, confounds the conventional wisdom of climate denial as a central pillar of Republican politics, and practically an article of faith for Tea Party conservatives.

Instead, the findings suggest far-reaching acceptance that climate change is indeed occurring and is caused by human activities, even in such reliably red states as Texas and Oklahoma."

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian November 13, 2013.


"Poll Data: Majority Support Curbing Greenhouse Gases" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

Source: Guardian, 11/14/2013