Marylanders disagree on future impacts of climate change, poll results – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Marylanders are divided over whether climate change issues have a major impact on the state and their future health, according to the latest Goucher University Poll.
The poll found that of 635 people surveyed between March 1 and 6, 55% predicted climate change to have a major impact on sea level rise and coastline receding.
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Other Marylanders were more skeptical, with 27% predicting only a small impact and 13% expecting no impact at all.
According to the polling data, these numbers are slightly variable when it comes to the impact climate change can have on wildlife and ecosystems.
More than half of poll respondents – 54% – say they expect climate change to have a major impact on wildlife and ecosystems while 27% expect only a small impact, and 14 % predicts that there will be no impact.
They also expressed similar anxiety when it came to extreme weather such as floods, storms, or prolonged unusually hot weather.
Poll data shows that 54% of poll respondents expect a major impact, 26% expect a small impact, and 18% expect no impact.
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Few participants are concerned about the impacts of climate change on the fishing and agriculture sectors.
Poll data shows that 46% of them think climate change will have a major impact on these industries while 29% think it will have a small impact and 15% believe there will be no impact.
Even fewer poll respondents are concerned about the impact of climate change on air quality. Only 38% of them foresee a major impact on air quality while 41% said there is likely to be a small impact on air quality and 18% said no impact at all.
And when it comes to human health, 40% of respondents expect climate change to have a major health impact, 40% predict a small impact, and 16% say there will be no impact. move, according to the polling data.
The Goucher College Poll was conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College. The center is directed by Dr. Mileah Kromer, associate professor of political science. The Goucher University Poll was sponsored by the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics.
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Of those interviewed by the pollsters, 593 Maryland adults identified as registered voters. There is an error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
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