Despite repeated claims that “the debate is over” only one-half of voters in North Carolina believe global warming is caused by human activity according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute.
According to 600 sampled voters, when asked if they thought global warming was caused more by human activity, long-term changes in Earth’s atmosphere or that global warming doesn’t exist, 49.5 percent of voters said human activity was the cause of global warming. 22.8 percent responded changes in atmosphere while 15.2 percent said it did not exist. 12.2 percent were not sure.
As a follow up, voters who said global warming existed were asked if they thought global warming will pose a serious threat to their way of life. Only 37 percent said yes.
Nearly an identical number (38 percent) said they were willing to pay higher gas prices or utility bills to fight global warming.
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