After the release last week of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a 1,600-page study by 13 US federal agencies predicting trillions of dollars in damages, Trump simply told reporters ”I don’t believe it.

The real partisan divide is now how serious people view climate change. While 54% of all respondents called climate change a “very serious” problem, the concern is far more intense among Democrats (82% up from 63% in 2015) than among Republicans (25% up from 18%). About half of independents consider climate change “very serious.”

In bipartisan agreement, 69% of Americans support government action to stop climate change, but only 40% are confident the federal government will act to do so.

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