Tea party Republicans are biggest climate change deniers, new Pew poll finds
Tea party Republicans are now the only group of Americans who think the Earth is not warming, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, with just 25 percent of tea party Republicans saying global warming is happening.
By contrast, 67 percent of all Americans say there is evidence climate change is underway, including 61 percent of NON-tea party Republicans.
Democrats and independents are more confident about global warming: 88 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of independents say there is solid evidence climate change has taken place over the past few decades.
A significant rise in the share of Americans believe scientists generally agree the Earth is getting warmer because of human activity, from 45% last year to 54% now.