Climate Change Not a Top Worry in U.S.

Rebecca Riffkin, Gallup, March 12, 2014

Twenty-eight U.S. senators held an all-night “talkathon” Monday to call attention to climate change, an issue that only 24% of Americans say they worry about a great deal. This puts climate change, along with the quality of the environment, near the bottom of a list of 15 issues Americans rated in Gallup’s March 6-9 survey. The economy, federal spending, and healthcare dominate Americans’ worries.


This was the first year Gallup included “climate change” in the list of worries tested in the annual March Environment survey. Americans are less worried only about race relations than they are about climate change. {snip}


Americans from the two major political parties express different levels of worry about a number of the issues tested, including climate change and the environment. {snip}



Republicans over the last few years have been more worried than Democrats about the economy and governance issues, while Democrats have been comparatively more worried with social issues such as race relations and homelessness. {snip}



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  • D.B. Cooper

    I challenge the liberals all of the time to prove me wrong that a lot of these other problems, like “the Economy”, “Federal Spending” and “Future Terrorist Attacks” are all tied into “Race Relations”. All I want is a simple answer, but instead, I get:
    “You are an ignorent (sic) racist!”, or “Why don’t you save us the trouble and kill yorself (sic again)”?

    • dd121

      When I post on liberal sites I get those reactions all the time. You’d think they’d at least occasionally try to form a lucid argument.

      • Geo1metric

        There is no lucid argument.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Literally every single issue they asked about has a racial aspect to it, even climate change.

      • crapps

        It’s funny, I write the littlest thing derogatory about race……
        and I get the mods kind attention . . . . .

  • Sloppo

    How can Americans worry about the fact that they’re being rapidly replaced by third world savages when people like Al Gore are saying that the weather might be changing?

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      If they were really worried about climate change, they would immediately stop all 3rd world immigration. If global warming is correct, then immigration-fueled population growth is primarily responsible for rising levels of atmospheric CO2. This is because immigration transfers 3rd world immigrants from lower polluting countries to western countries, which are higher polluting. The immigrants then lead a typical consumer-driven lifestyle, which results in more overall fossil fuel combustion and more atmospheric CO2.

      • Sloppo

        Good point.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        It’s just another example of the incredible hypocrisy of the lefties.

      • Not only that, you have to figure that the typical Hispanic hooptee isn’t exactly a gas sipper.

  • Guess I’m unique. Immigration (not just illegal, but legal too) is my single issue. Will the last white person in America, please turn out the lights. Oh, you won’t have to because the lights and nothing else will be working.

  • John R

    My biggest worry is the large scale of non-white immigration. And any White Americans with any sense would feel the same. As to “race relations” give me a fricken break! I don’t care what other races think of me; that’s their business. I only care that they obey the law and stay the heck away from me, and in the case of the Mexicans, self-deport.

  • Just in case you were lost, the reason 28 Democrat Senators stayed up all night to yap about “climate change” was to placate the Democrat greenie weenie donor class, people like Tom Steyer, Who recently read the Democrats the Riot Act. It’s the same reason why the RINO establishment in the House and Senate are pushing open borders, not because it’s that important to much of anyone, except for the RINO donor class.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Who cares about climate change when Fukushima is raging out of control? Nobody knows where the corium reactors are exactly (somewhere in the ground no doubt) and no one knows how to stop this thing from destroying all life in the Pacific ocean. Fukushima is the greatest disaster in the history of mankind and they are asking people about freaking climate change? I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

    • JohnEngelsman

      I have a feeling that the negative material that has gotten out concerning Fukushima is untrue. The Japanese have a level of intelligence that can’t be matched by non-gentile whites, so to say that something so negative or out of control could occur in Japan and not be solved within days by these wondrous people is slander. Whites need to look to Orientals and non-gentile Caucasians for a solution to Global Warming which threatens us all. I can’t say how they will do it, it’s just a feeling I have. I am seriously considering changing the focus of my graduate studies yet again, I may aim them at Global Warming as it seems a most worthwhile pursuit.

      • So CAL Snowman

        There‘s an old saying in Tennessee – I know its in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you cant get fooled again.

        Well played John EngelSman.

  • Simonetta

    I’d probably be a 100% junkie/crackhead watching cartoons all day if I had unlimited funds and no responsibilities at all, so I’m not worried about people’s drug use.

    A lot of these categories overlap. I’m more concerned about illegal immigration and crime than size-of-government issues.

    Climate change is usually dismissed as quasi-fantasy, but it’s not. Gradual climate change causes extreme weather events to happen with much greater frequency. Once-per-100-year floods and CAT5 storms start happening every ten years or so. Insurance companies go broke or charge unaffordable premiums.

    There’s a lot of hooey being passed off as scientific fact these days in main-stream media discussions of energy issues. A fact rarely discussed is that the cost of getting fossil fuels out of the ground and into the tank is closing in on the economic value generated by using these fuels.

    • Geo1metric

      “Climate change is usually dismissed as quasi-fantasy, but it’s not.”

      You’re right; the climate does change. For example, the Vikings were grazing sheep in Greenland from about 900 a.d. to 1200 a.d.

      The question is whether climate change is man-made. I suspect not. If the climate is “changing”, I suspect much more powerful forces are at work. For example, geo-precession and solar power flux both have dramatic effects on the earth’s climate.

      Also of interest to you may be the abiotic theory of oil, a theory which answers more questions about the source of oil than the fossil theory.

  • ncpride

    My guess is that the brutal beating most states have taken this winter from snow storms makes people scoff at global warming and climate change.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Democrats are worried about social issues. Translation; progressives are obsessed with socially engineering people.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    We have had 17 years of flat temperatures, but the progressives still want to go on and on about how it’s a crisis.

  • Conrad

    “Americans worry more about illegal immigration than they do about race relations.”
    I hate to break the news to them, but immigration & race relations are a reciprocal correlation. Therefore, they must be considered together.

  • dd121

    Liberals keep running this us the flagpole and nobody is saluting. You’d think they’d learn. But keep wasting your energy, guys,

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    It appears the white American public isn’t as deluded as the hostile alien elite think, given many whites know what the black and brown man does to the environment where ever he goes. One way they attack us is deliberate destruction of the environment and everything in it that makes life pleasant as well as healthy for us. From piling up used toilet paper on the floor of bathrooms to incessant loud music at all hours to treating public spaces as garbage dumps to vandalizing buildings with graffiti, they attack us by making our lives, dirty, dangerous and stressful.

    • IstvanIN

      Most of our problems could be solved by eliminating non-whites. People who wanted to live in cities and use public transport, or walk most of the time, could. Those who preferred the suburbs could move back to the inner suburbs just outside the major cities, where commutes would be much shorter. Both of these moves would save energy. We could reclaim valuable farm lands that have been destroyed by moving the suburbs further and further from the cities. We could reclaim forested lands. This would also help restore the water shed and underground aquifer. Of course a smaller population would, in and of itself, would save energy, and cut down on pollution even if we continued to use coal for electric generation. We wouldn’t have water shortages.

      I could go on and on about the benefits of a smaller, all white population, but why bother the alien elite want us and our land destroyed.

    • crapps

      Amen to that Zap..

    • crapps

      Amen to that Zap..
      It’s funny, I write the littlest thing derogatory about race
      and I get the mods kind attention . . . . . how do you do it ..?

    • crapps

      Amen to that Zap..
      It’s funny, I write the littlest thing derogatory about race
      and I get the mods kind attention . . . . . how do you do it ..?

  • LHathaway

    The world would benefit it global temperatures were 10 degrees warmer. At least the vast majority of whites would greatly benefit. Unfortunately, most of us suspect it will never come to pass. In fact, the more talking heads go on about ‘global warmer’ the more we Know such a fate will never happen.

  • crapps

    Right now climate change for me is on the back burner so far I can’t even see it . . .
    Getting that commie out of office, keeping an eye on the traitors, and avoiding becoming
    a victim of violent black mobs keeps my concerns focused elsewhere ..