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Could Disgust Make You an Environmentalist?

Surveys show big differences in partisans’ attitudes about climate change. For example, a 2010 poll found 82% of Democrats see global warming as a “serious” problem while 41% of Republicans (half) believe the same. Few issues in politics manifest such a large partisan divide. Certain questions may be the key to understanding different people’s beliefs about global warming. Read More

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I related more to #1. I am concerned about the environment and I want to do my part to help conserve it. On moral issues I tend to lean towards the right, but on social issues I lean toward the left. I am registered as a Republican, but was raised in a very Democratic home.

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I related more to #1. I am concerned about the environment and I want to do my part to help conserve it. On moral issues I tend to lean towards the right, but on social issues I lean toward the left. I am registered as a Republican, but was raised in a very Democratic home.

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Gregg R. Murray, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University.

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