Smaller Percentage of Americans Worry About Global Warming Now Than in 1989

March 25, 2015 8:43 PM

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Despite decades worth of news reports detailing scientific studies warning that the earth's temperatures are rising due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a smaller percentage of Americans say they worry a "great deal or a fair amount" about climate change than in 1989, a new Gallup poll finds.

While 63 percent of those surveyed 26 years ago said that they worried a great deal or a fair amount about global warming, just 55 percent did so this year. Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of those polled said that they did not believe that global warming would pose a serious threat to their way of l...

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