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The Demographics Of Disagreement On Climate Change

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Larry Hamilton and Mary Stampone
Weather, Climate and Society 2013

  Last week the UNH Survey Center released the latest findings of the Granite State Poll. The Survey Center has been following a number of issues recently, the most high profile of which is whether or not there’s public support in New Hampshire for a proposed casino.

The Survey Center has also been part of a project looking at public attitudes about climate change – namely, why there’s a consensus among scientists – but not the public - that global warming is happening and caused by human activity.

Larry Hamilton has been looking at this question and what the survey data can tell us. He’s a sociologist and senior fellow at the Carsey Institute at UNH. He talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.