A majority of Americans say global warming has been occurring and is a serious problem, but skepticism has grown since 2006. Regardless, most people favor a "cap and trade" system and prefer U.S. action to combat warming, regardless of what other countries do.
SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa. | Jennifer Agiesta and Jon Cohen/The Washington Post - November 25, 2009
Fewer Americans believe in global warming, poll shows Article | The percentage of Americans who believe global warming is happening has dipped from 80 to 72 percent in the past year, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, even as a majority still support a national cap on greenhouse gas emissions.