Pew pollsters miss an opportunity to better inform on global warming/climate change views.

The new Pew poll on the issue shows that fewer Republicans than ever

say there is no solid evidence the earth is warming. Among Tea Party Republicans, fully 70% say there is no evidence.

Unfortunately, the pollsters don’t add questions like:

Do you understand why greenhouses get warm?

How comfortable are you with your understanding about how earth’s atmosphere traps heat?

There’s an absolute necessity to correlate people’s opinions with their understanding of such important matters. I really hope Pew can incorporate this approach into future polls.


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