Friday, November 15, 2013
(Palo Alto, CA) -- More than 75 percent of Americans surveyed believe global warming is a real threat, but residents of certain states seem more worried about it. A new study by researchers at Stanford University shows 84 percent of residents of states hit by recent droughts or coastal states where sea level would rise are more likely to be concerned about global warming. A majority of those surveyed also supported cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, though support varies from a low of 62 percent in Utah to a high of 90 percent in New Hampshire. Only four states -- Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota and Wyoming -- were left out of the report due to lack of data.