Registered On: September 7, 2015
An interesting point from that study is that the article speaks of the people polled being “convinced” or “fully certain” that climate change is happening. A lot about polling involves how the question is led and people will answer differently according to wording. Many might not have put “fully certain” because they don’t fully understand, but think there’s something up. It doesn’t give what the other answers were, so I cannot comment on what the other selections were. There could be “fairly certain” options too. It doesn’t say that more are “fully certain” it isn’t happening or even that there is a lean towards denial.
So it might not even be an outlier. It might just be that there are quite a few people out there who think climate change is real, but aren’t definitive enough in their own conclusion to say they’re fully certain. The other responses in the same study which indicate a public wanting to curb climate change backs this up.