Global warming has lost its status as the world’s most pressing environmental issue. Most Americans see it happening, say it will be a serious problem if nothing is done and say government and businesses need to deal with it. Lack of trust in what scientists say about the environment has crept up to more than a third. Read related article.

Source: This Washington Post-Stanford University poll was conducted by telephone June 13 to 21, 2012, among a random sample of 804 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points for the full sample. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post July 2, 2012
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