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A new survey finds Americans are more likely to attribute increasing severity of natural disasters to climate change, rather than a wrathful God.
The Public Religion Research Institute surveyed 1,000 people in March. The poll found that:
PRRI says, not surprisingly, that white Evangelicals and Republicans are a departure from this pattern.
Climate scientists have long warned that increased heat and moisture in the atmosphere will lead to more severe weather. And recently, scientists have developed methodology that quantifies the role of global warming in isolated weather events.
The findings are particularly interesting given recent polls finding declining concern about climate change among Americans.
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