A poll by St. Leo University near Tampa, Florida is sure to raise some eyebrows, it shows more Americans trust Fox News Channel on the issue of global warming than trust President Barack Obama.
That's not the worst of it for champions of the green orthodoxy, it turns out very few Americans, Republicans or Democrats think climate change is the biggest issue their country faces.
Asked to rate the top issue facing America today, 28% said jobs and the economy followed by government spending and the federal budget deficit in second place at 18%. Climate change ranked in the 8th spot with 3% calling it the most important issue, just ahead of gun control, chosen by 2%.
As for who to believe on climate change, Fox News was chosen by 17% as a reliable source of information compared with just 11% that chose President Obama. Non-government scientists and educators were the most reliable sources, chosen by 45% of poll respondents, environmental groups ranked second with 33% choosing them as a reliable source.
Asked what is causing climate change, just 16% said they believed it was only human activity with 61% believing it to be a combination of human activity and nature.
The poll of 1,016 adults was conducted from March 15-19 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.0% 19 times out of 20.
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