If the climate continues to get warmer, 65% of voters believe it is likely that more people will move to places with cooler climates such as Canada, Maine, and Montana. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 35% don’t expect that to happen.
Those figures include 21% who see such migration as Very Likely and 5% who consider it Not at All Likely.
In a rare occurrence, both those who approve of President Trump’s performance and those who disapprove see the likelihood of people moving north at 65%.
Still, just 23% believe the overall impact would be good for places that gain a milder climate. Forty-three percent (43%) believe the results would be bad. Twelve percent (12%) don’t think it would have much of an impact and 23% are not sure.
By a 54% to 18% margin, Democrats believe the impact of a warmer climate would be bad even in places that would experience milder weather. Republicans are less convinced, but lean in the same direction by a 37% to 26% margin. Independent voters offer an assessment in between the two parties: 36% believe warming would be bad for places that experience milder weather while 20% believe it would be good (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted August 3-4, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the Sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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