Climate change remains a significant part of the nation's political divide. A 2017 report called "Politics and Global Warming" from the Yale Program on Climate Communication included a national survey of more than 1000 registered voters on the topic of climate.

Overall, 73 percent of voters think global warming is happening, including 95 percent of liberal Democrats, 88 percent of moderate/conservative Democrats, 68 percent of moderate/liberal Republicans, and 40 percent of conservative Republicans.

Overall, 59 percent think global warming is mostly caused by human activity, including 84 percent of liberal Democrats, 70 percent of moderate/conservative Democrats, and 55 percent of liberal/moderate Republicans, and 26 percent of conservative Republicans.

Climate change was ranked the 15th most important voting issue among all registered voters and the fourth most important issue among liberal Democrats.

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