The new CBS/NYT poll of tea party supporters (PDF, H/T Greg Sargent) includes a question on climate change:
Do you think global warming is an environmental problem that is causing a serious impact now, or do you think the impact of global warming won’t happen until sometime in the future, or do you think global warming won’t have a serious impact at all?
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it turns out that tea party supporters are far less informed about climate change than the general public:
This meshes with a spate of other recent polls showing a sharp decline in understanding of and concern for environmental issues among Republicans.
In contrast, other recent polls have shown that latinos, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and young Americans are much more concerned about climate change and environmental issues.