Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Home Middle Column Claim: Global warming skepticism is a 'white phenomenon'

Claim: Global warming skepticism is a ‘white phenomenon’

-

Hispanics (41 percent) and African-Americans (36 percent) were both twice as likely to reply that climate change will harm them directly; 18 percent of white Americans predicted climate repercussions will hurt them personally.

Within religious groups, members of three Caucasian religious sects — out of the eight religious affiliations the survey analyzed — were the least likely to be highly or somewhat concerned about climatic changes. And those who identified as white evangelical Christians were the least likely to worry about climate change: 64 percent were either “somewhat” or “very” unconcerned, and 18 percent were “very” concerned.

Jewish Americans (66 percent), Hispanic Catholics (61 percent) and black Protestants (50 percent) said they believe in climate change, as did 57 percent of Americans without religious ties.

Self-identified members of the tea party were highly unlikely to believe in climate change (23 percent), and a majority (53 percent) were skeptics. Roughly two-thirds of Democrats said they believe in climate change, and 22 percent of Republicans said they are climate believers, while 46 percent said they are skeptical.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

It’s the 1970s all over again, and Joe Biden is the new Jimmy Carter

The result? Less fossil fuel production and higher prices — with lower-income Americans who can afford it the least penalized the most at the...

$5 trillion in 2021 global debt/equity raised (so far), “divest fossil fuels” in full swing, the world running short of natural gas/coal, and winter...

And yet, even with that freedom, I am at a loss to describe the mayhem going on in the energy world. It’s not that...

New court filings illuminate academia’s deep role in climate industry

Guest Post by Chris Horner You may have noticed the media cycle has subtly begun for next week’s House Oversight Committee climate change show-trial,...