Majority of Young Conservatives Believe in Climate Change, New Poll
A new analysis by the Pew Research Center suggests that young conservatives are increasingly likely to believe that climate change is happening. The report, based on on a national survey of more than 10,000 adults nationwide, divided the American public into seven different voting blocs: “steadfast conservatives,” “business conservatives,” “young outsiders,” “hard-pressed skeptics,” “next generation left,” “faith and family left,” and “solid liberals.”
Researchers found that 63 percent of young people who lean Republican and support limited government (“young outsiders”) believe climate change is happening, compared with just 26 percent of older conservatives who are strongly supportive of Wall Street and business (“business conservatives”), and 21 percent of older conservatives who are staunchly critical of government and the social safety net (“steadfast conservatives.”
Read the report.