Global Warming Ranks Bottom Of Public’s Priority List

  • Date: 26/01/13
  • Pew Research Center

Dealing with global warming ranks at the bottom of the public’s priority list in the US. Just 28% say it should be a top priority for the president and Congress, little changed from 2012.

Currently, 52% of Americans say protecting the environment should be a top priority, up nine points from last year. But that is still lower than the high of 63% who said the environment should be a top priority in 2001.

At the same time, the percentage saying that dealing with the nation’s energy problems should be a top priority has slipped from 52% to 45% since last year. For the first time in five years, energy now ranks slightly lower than the environment on the public’s list of priorities.

Dealing with global warming ranks at the bottom of the public’s priority list. Just 28% say it should be a top priority for the president and Congress, little changed from 2012.

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