The British survey company Ipsos Mori has released its first ever Global Trends Survey, summarizing views from 20 countries on issues ranging from privacy and technology to health and the environment. On the subject of climate change, U.S. citizens revealed themselves to be more divided than any other nation.
54% of Americans agreed with the statement, "The climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human activity." While that's a slight majority, it ranks last compared to the other countries polled, including France (80%), Brazil (79%), South Korea (77%) and Great Britain (64%).
That result could help explain why the U.S. also ranked last on whether "we are heading for environmental disaster unless we change our habits quickly." On that question, 57.3% of Americans agreed, compared to France (74.7%), Brazil (78.4%), South Korea (77.2%) and Great Britain (58.8%).
[Source: Ipsos Mori]