Darwiniana

History, Evolution, and The Darwin Debate

Darwiniana header image 2

NCSE newsletter

December 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE,

A new poll on public opinion about climate change to end the year. And
as you plan for the new year, remember that speakers from NCSE are
available.

POLLING CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE END OF 2016

A poll conducted by YouGov for The Economist posed the following
question: “On the subject of climate change do you think: (A) The
world’s climate is changing as a result of human activity; (B) The
world’s climate is changing but NOT because of human activity; (C) The
world’s climate is NOT changing” (emphasis in original).

The correct answer, (A), was preferred by 62% of respondents, while
(B) was preferred by 28% and (C) by 10%. Demographically, female
respondents were more likely to prefer (A) than male respondents,
younger respondents were more likely to prefer (A) than older
respondents; black and Hispanic respondents were more likely to prefer
(A) than white respondents.

Politically, respondents identifying themselves as Democrats were more
likely to prefer (A) than independent or Republican respondents;
respondents describing themselves as liberals were more likely to
prefer (A) than moderate and conservative respondents; and Clinton
voters were more likely to prefer (A) than Trump voters.

The poll was conducted December 17-20, 2016, over the web, among 1376
adults in the United States. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s
panel using sample matching and the sample was weighted based on
gender, age, race, education, and 2016 presidential vote. The margin
of error for the whole sample is plus/minus 3.3%.

For the poll question and the results (PDF, p. 52), visit:
https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/ljv2ohxmzj/econTabReport.pdf

And for NCSE’s collection of polls and surveys on climate change, visit:
https://ncse.com/library-resource/polls-climate-change

NEED A SPEAKER?

As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to
defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public
schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your
organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and
climate education and attacks on either or both. Available speakers
include NCSE’s executive director Ann Reid, Glenn Branch, Stephanie
Keep, Joshua Rosenau, Steven Newton, and Emily Schoerning. So if you
need a speaker, please feel free to visit the speaker information page
on the NCSE website or get in touch with the NCSE office. If nobody
from NCSE is available or suitable, we’ll try to find you someone who
is!

For the speaker information page, visit:
http://ncse.com/about/speakers

For NCSE’s contact information, visit:
http://ncse.com/contact

WHAT’S NEW AT NCSE’S BLOG?

Have you been visiting NCSE’s blog recently? If not, then you’ve missed:

* Glenn Branch investigating the career of the author of a thesis on
the Scopes trial :
https://ncse.com/blog/2016/12/who-was-warren-allem-0018338

For NCSE’s blog, visit:
http://ncse.com/blog

Thanks for reading. And don’t forget to visit NCSE’s website —
http://ncse.com — where you can always find the latest news on
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


With best wishes for the new year,

Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
510-601-7203
fax 510-788-7971
branch@ncse.com
http://ncse.com

Check out NCSE’s blog:
http://ncse.com/blog

Read Reports of the NCSE on-line:
http://reports.ncse.com

Subscribe to NCSE’s free weekly e-newsletter:
http://groups.google.com/group/ncse-news

NCSE is on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter:
http://www.facebook.com/evolution.ncse
http://www.youtube.com/NatCen4ScienceEd

NCSE’s work is supported by its members. Join today!
http://ncse.com/join

Tags: General

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment