Rasmussen Poll: Do most voters think climate change a false "religion"
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Is Climate Change a False Religion?
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
A majority of voters agree with a Republican presidential candidate’s criticism of climate change as a “religion” that isn’t really about the climate at all.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. voters agree – including 47% who Strongly Agree – with Vivek Ramasamy’s recent statement that climate change has become a religion that “actually has nothing to do with the climate” and is really about power and control. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree with Ramaswamy’s statement, including 25% who Strongly Disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans, 45% of Democrats and 60% of voters not affiliated with either major party at least somewhat agree with Ramaswamy’s description of climate change as a religion.
Twenty-one percent (21%) voters believe the problem of climate change is getting better, up from 18% in May 2022. LINK TO Climate Change: Democrats More Concerned Than Other Voters Thirty-two percent (32%) now say climate change is getting worse, down from 38% last May. Forty-two percent (42%) think the climate change problem is staying about the same.
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The survey of 950 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on March 6-8, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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Forty-six percent (46%) of voters rate President Joe Biden as doing a good or excellent job of handling issues regarding climate change, up from 35% last may. Thirty-eight percent (38%) give Biden a poor rating for his handling of climate change.
Not surprisingly, political affiliation strongly influences opinions about Biden and climate change. Seventy percent (70%) of Democrats rate Biden good or excellent in handling climate change, but only 25% of Republicans and 42% of unaffiliated voters agree. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans rate Biden poor on handling climate change, as do 13% of Democrats and 40% of unaffiliated voters.
Democrats are more likely than Republicans or unaffiliated voters to view climate change as getting either better or worse. Most Republicans (52%) see the climate change problem staying about the same, as do 40% of unaffiliated voters and 33% of Democrats.
Voters under 40 are most likely to rate Biden as doing a good or excellent job on handling climate change. Older voters are most likely to Strongly Agree with Ramaswamy’s statement that climate change has become a religion.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of self-identified liberal voters believe the climate change problem is getting worse, compared to 37% of moderates and 21% of conservative voters.
Women voters are more likely than men to believe the climate change problem is getting worse. Men are more likely to Strongly Agree that climate change has become a religion.
Forty-four percent (44%) of whites, 60% of black voters and 43% of other minorities give Biden good or excellent ratings on his handling of climate change. Black voters are significantly more likely to think the climate change problem is getting worse.
Government employees (56%) are more likely than private sector workers (46%) or retirees (41%) to give Biden good or excellent ratings on his handling of climate change.
Breaking down the electorate by income categories, voters earning more than $200,000 a year are most likely to rate Biden as doing a good or excellent job on handling climate change, while those with annual incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 are most likely to give Biden a poor rating on climate change.
In the wake of the Ohio train derailment disaster, a majority of voters believe Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg should resign.
Although half of voters still have a favorable opinion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, most agree with a whistleblower’s description of the agency as having been “politically weaponized” by its leadership.
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