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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2017/01/06

(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


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: 

And for NCSE's collection of polls and surveys on climate change, visit: 


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

For the speaker information page, visit: 

For NCSE's contact information, visit: 


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 : 

For NCSE's blog, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- 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
fax 510-788-7971 

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