NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2016/12/30
(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)
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 email@example.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 http://twitter.com/ncse NCSE's work is supported by its members. Join today! http://ncse.com/join