The latest CNN poll found that more than 50 percent of Americans do not believe climate scientists are right about human-caused global warming.
The poll of 1,003 adults, conducted July 6-7, found that 45 percent of those surveyed believe the planet is warming because of human activity.
Thirty-five percent of the respondents said they were not certain.
“It’s a question that has become more complicated as we get closer to the end of the century,” CNN senior political analyst Alisyn Camerota said in a press release.
“We’re seeing a growing number of people who are not convinced.
Some, like myself, have become skeptical of the scientific consensus that we’re warming.
So, this is a very important question for Americans and the people of the country.”
Camerota, a former White House correspondent for CNN, added that the results were “shocking” and “frankly surprising.”
“When I sat down to write this article last month, I was a bit concerned that it would come across as a bit partisan, but it turns out the results are actually quite a bit in line with where the public is,” Camerota told CNN.
“It’s not that Democrats are doing better, it’s just that Republicans are doing worse.”CAMEROTA: Trump administration to launch new EPA, EPA budget reviewA new poll published Monday found that 48 percent of adults in the US do not trust the federal government to properly investigate the possible connection between climate change and the rise of extreme weather.
The poll also found that 50 percent say the government should not be regulating carbon emissions and that a federal tax on carbon would hurt the economy.
Trump has repeatedly called global warming a hoax, and the Trump administration has pledged to reverse the damage caused by the warming, saying that he wants to “stop the bleeding” from rising temperatures.
The Trump administration is also working on new EPA rules for carbon dioxide, which is responsible for global warming, which are expected to be finalized in the coming months.