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    Gallup: 68% of Americans now believe global warming is due to the effects of humans

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    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has earned criticism from Democrats and some Republicans for barring scientists who have received grants from the EPA from serving as agency advisers. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has earned criticism from Democrats and some Republicans for barring scientists who have received grants from the EPA from serving as agency advisers. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt says he does not agree that human activity is a primary contributor to global warming. He is thus at odds with most scientists and new data show that he is at odds with the American public. Now, 68 percent of Americans say that global warming is due to the effects of human activities rather than natural changes in the environment.

    Public opinion is moving towards more concern about climate change than we have seen in years. Just as a new president has taken office who is much more on the side of skepticism about climate change.

    At this point, our data show significant improvement in how Americans are feeling about their personal finances — being able to make a major purchase in an emergency, feeling better about personal financial situation, and not as likely to be cutting back on spending. Most likely a Trump effect.

    In general, race, age and gender are most determinative of approval or disapproval of Donald Trump. Americans’ worry about race relations has reached a new high.

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