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Poll: Most Americans Don't Rank Global Warming as Serious Issue

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By    |   Monday, 01 Feb 2016 02:06 PM

While President Barack Obama has been touting his administration's global warming agenda and has even noted that it's currently the country's most pressing issue, a new YouGov poll shows that Americans are vastly unconvinced and believe that the issue of global terrorism trumps global warming, The Daily Caller reports.

According to a YouGov poll of 18,000 people in 17 countries, only 9.2 percent of Americans ranked global warming as their biggest concern and the only country less than the U.S. was Saudi Arabia with 5.7 percent.

The countries descending from most concerned to least concerned about global warming include:
  • Hong Kong, 20.4 percent;
  • Denmark, 16.2 percent;
  • Sweden, 16 percent;
  • Singapore, 14.8 percent;
  • China, 14.7 percent;
  • Thailand, 12.8 percent;
  • Australia, 12.6 percent;
  • Norway, 12.5 percent;
  • France, 12.3 percent;
  • Finland, 12.3 percent;
  • Germany, 12.2 percent;
  • UAE, 11.7 percent;
  • Indonesia, 11.4 percent;
  • Malaysia, 11.2 percent;
  • U.K., 10.8 percent;
  • U.S.A, 9.2 percent;
  • Saudi Arabia, 5.7 percent;
The poll notes that Americans are most concerned with global terrorism, polling at 28.3 percent.

Despite Obama's emphasis on global warming, the Daily Caller notes that polls regarding climate change never ranks high on the American public's radar.

A CNN poll from January 2015 found that 57 percent of Americans did not expect global warming to threaten their way of life.

"Meanwhile, only 50 percent of Americans believe global warming is caused by man-made emissions, while 23 percent say it's caused by natural changes and 26 percent say it isn't a proven fact," CNN reported.

And the Daily Caller notes that a poll from March 2015 shows the concern among Americans is at the same level that it was in 1989.

"Importantly, even as global warming has received greater attention as an environmental problem from politicians and the media in recent years, Americans' worry about it is no higher now than when Gallup first asked about it in 1989," Gallup's Jeffrey Jones wrote.

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