"Poll Shows Brazilian Catholics Do Not Agree With Bolsonaro on Amazon"

"BRASILIA - A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of Brazil’s right-wing government, a poll showed on Monday.

The survey, published as Pope Francis opened the Amazon Synod at the Vatican, found that 7 in 10 Catholics in Brazil believe that preserving the Amazon is “very important” and 85% view attacking the Amazon forest as a sin.

The “Catholics and the Amazon” poll was done by the Ideia Big Data Institute and commissioned by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and the Climate and Society Institute (iCS). It surveyed 1,502 Catholics across Brazil between June 1-13 and has a margin of error of 3%."

Anthony Boadle reports for Reuters October 7, 2019.


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Source: Reuters, 10/08/2019