The proportion of Americans who say that the earth is getting warmer has decreased modestly since January 2007, mostly the result of rising Republican doubt. Overall, 71% of Americans say there is solid evidence of higher global temperatures, but just 49% of Republicans now agree, down 13 points since January 2007. Conservative Republicans are far more likely to express doubt (43%) than are moderate or liberal Republicans (69%).


The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.

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