Majority of U.S. Voters Believe Climate Change is a ‘Religion’ Disconnected from Reality: Survey

A recent survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports has found that a majority of likely U.S. voters believe that climate change has become a “religion” that has nothing to do with the climate.

The survey, which was conducted on March 6-8, 2023, using telephone and online interviews with 950 likely U.S. voters, revealed that 60% of respondents agreed with Vivek Ramasamy’s recent statement that climate change is a religion that “actually has nothing to do with the climate” and is instead about power and control.

Of those surveyed, 47% strongly agreed with Ramasamy’s statement.

The survey also found that 35% of respondents disagreed with Ramasamy’s statement, including 25% who strongly disagreed.

The margin of sampling error for the survey was +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence.

The results of the survey come amid ongoing debates over climate change, with some politicians and pundits arguing that it is a political issue rather than a scientific one.

Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has deleted a tweet from 2018 in which she warned that “climate change will wipe out all of humanity” by 2023 if fossil fuel usage continued.

The tweet referred to comments made by James Anderson, a professor of atmospheric chemistry at Harvard University, who claimed that pollution from burning fossil fuels was pushing the climate back millions of years to a time when there were no ice caps.

While Anderson is not quoted in the article saying the end of humanity is just years away, he did inaccurately predict that the ice caps would be irreparably damaged by 2023, The New York Post explains, without a “World War II-style transformation of industry” or an “acceleration of the effort to halt carbon pollution and remove it from the atmosphere, and a new effort to reflect sunlight away from the earth’s poles.”

“The chance that there will be any permanent ice left in the Arctic after 2022 is essentially zero,” he said.