68% of voters say climate change will be ‘important issue’ in their 2020 election decision

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Experts say hurricanes are getting stronger for several reasons Nasty hurricanes that cause billions of dollars in damage are hitting more often.LOS ANGELES – As Election Day approaches, a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center shows that the issue of climate change is top of mind for many Americans. The survey, conducted July 27-Aug. 2, found that registered voters in the United States said climate change will be a very (42%) or somewhat (26%) important issue in making their decision about whom to vote for in the presidential election. Percent of registered voters saying each issue is ‘very important’ to their vote in 2020 presidential election Furthermore, data gathered by Pew Research Center showed that the share of Americans who said global climate change was a major threat to the well-being of the United States grew from 44% in 2009 to 60% in 2020. The increases were concentrated mainly among Democrats. RELATED: The Northern Hemisphere officially had its hottest summer on record, NOAA saysFor example, the survey found nearly 7-in-10 Joe Biden voters (68%) said climate change was very important to their vote. By contrast, only 11% of Donald Trump supporters said the same. In fact, climate change ranked last, out of 12 issues tested in the survey, for …

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