Poll: Climate change a serious issue for three-fourths of Arizonans, majority of Republicans

In all, 72 percent of likely Arizona voters polled said climate change is either very serious or somewhat serious.

 

By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror

Nearly three-in-four Arizona voters believe climate change is a serious problem, including a strong majority of Republicans, according to a new statewide poll of environmental issues.

In all, 72 percent of likely Arizona voters polled said climate change is either very serious or somewhat serious. Only 24 percent said climate change was either mildly or not at all serious.

Among the Republican voters surveyed, 57 percent – nearly three-in-five – said climate change was very or somewhat serious, including 31 percent who find it a very serious problem; only 38 percent of Republicans said it wasn’t serious.

The Republican Party platform opposes international accords like the agreement crafted in Paris in 2015, which President Trump withdrew from in 2017, that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow the climb in global temperatures. The GOP also calls climate change “far from this nation’s most pressing national security issue.”

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