A 2008 collection of polling data on public perceptions of climate change, including:
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll: June 26-29, 2008; sampled 1026 adults nationwide
- 49% feel that the protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth.
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll: June 4-5, 2008; sampled 1035 adults nationwide.
- 54% believe that global warming is a proven fact and is mostly caused by emissions from cars and industrial facilities such as power plants and factories.
- 52% would favor a plan to reduce global warming where the government sets up a cap and trade system for polluting industries.