Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans say it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s Very Likely. Just 26% say it’s not very or not at all likely that some scientists falsified data.
This skepticism does not appear to be the result of the recent disclosure of e-mails confirming such data falsification as part of the so-called “Climategate” scandal. Just 20% of Americans say they’ve followed news reports about those e-mails Very Closely, while another 29% have followed them Somewhat Closely.
Other findings include:
***49 percent of Americans consider the UN reliable on the topic of global warming with only 22 percent considering them reliable.
***71 percent of American adults believe the U.S. economy is a bigger priority than global warming and that stimulating the economy and creating jobs is more important with only 15 percent saying the focus should be on global warming.
***44 percent of U.S. voters see a conflict between economic growth and environmental protection with only 31 percent disagreeing.
From that link we see that 47 percent believe that global warming is a result of planetary trends and not a man made problem.
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