Americans consistently tell pollsters that climate change is indeed occurring. There has been broad, stable agreement on this question for some time, even during the fall of 2012, when the presidential candidates conspicuously avoided the topic in their debates. The problem now is what we should do about it. And, more broadly, why our elected officials always seem to ignore the opinions of the general public.
Thanks, as always, to Randy Olson. Click below for more analysis of the results of this poll.