In December 2015, officials from nearly every country in the world met in Paris to negotiate a global agreement to limit global warming. Last April, the U.S. and 174 other countries signed the agreement, with most of the others following suit since then.
For the past month, President Donald Trump and his senior advisers have wrestled over whether to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate agreement, repeatedly postponing their meeting to reach a final decision.
We would not presume to know the mind of the POTUS or his senior advisers. But, because we have polled the American people about climate change nearly two dozen times in recent years, we have a good understanding of what voters think about this issue.
Our research finds that a clear majority of Americans say that global warming is happening, human-caused, and a serious threat requiring action. More specifically, there is broad public support for the Paris Agreement — even among Trump voters.Support for Paris
By more than 5 to 1, voters say the U.S. should participate in the Paris climate agreement.
In a nationally representative survey conducted last November after the election, we fou... Read more