Six in 10 Americans think Congress is out of touch with climate change: poll

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  • Most Americans believe Congress is “out of touch” with climate change, a new poll found.

  • Adults who strongly disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job think Congress is “out of touch.”

  • Adults who firmly accept Biden’s job think Congress is “in touch” with climate change.

Most American adults think Congress is out of touch on climate change, a new Insider/Morning Consult poll found,

Nearly six in 10 adults surveyed said they think Congress is “very out of touch” or “somewhat out of touch”.

The group most thought Congress was out of touch with climate change? Those who strongly oppose Joe Biden’s job as president.

climate change has happened One of the top issues on Biden’s agenda,

Since entering the White House, he has reneged on the Paris climate accord, passing an infrastructure bill that includes new federal investments for next-generation clean energy projects, expanding the power grid to renewable energy , and announced a nationwide first round of financing for electric vehicle charging. Network.

More than half of every single demographic polled thought Congress was out of touch on climate change. Exceptions: Democratic men, religious non-Protestant/Catholics, non-Christians, and those who strongly accept President Joe Biden’s job in general.

But when divided by age demographics, every age group from 18 to 24 to 75+ thought Congress was not doing a good job on climate.

The survey is part of Insiderred, white, and gray“The project, which explores the ongoing gerontocracy in America and its implications for the younger generation.

Separately, a recent study by pew research center found that Americans are divided on the direction of Biden’s climate change policies: Nearly half of American adults surveyed say the Biden administration’s policies on climate change are moving the country in the right direction, while nearly as many say that Policies are taking the country. wrong direction.

The partisan divide in Congress has deepened, with eight in 10 Republicans and independents leaning towards the GOP saying Biden’s climate policies are headed the country in the wrong direction and nearly eight in 10 Democrats and Democratic leanings are saying Biden is moving the country forward. The right direction on climate policy.

The Insider/Morning Consult survey was conducted from September 8 to September 10 and had 2,210 respondents and a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

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