Americans to Trump: Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Is Bad for Business

The Climate Crisis

Another day, another poll showing the majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Not only are Americans worried about the adverse consequences of climate change (contrary to his Energy Secretary's latest comments) and how Trump’s decision undermines our nation’s credibility, but the majority of the public also believes the decision is bad for our economy. Highlights from the poll:

Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.”

“The survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research earlier this month found that a slim majority — 52 percent — worry that withdrawing will actually hurt the economy.”

“Sixty-four percent of Americans disapprove and just 34 percent approve of how Trump is handling the issue of climate change, the poll shows.”

“The poll shows about two-thirds of Americans think that climate change is happening, while only about 1 in 10 think it’s not.”

Seven in 10 Americans — including some of those who aren’t sure whether climate change is actually happening — think it’s a problem that the U.S. government should be working to address. Among those who do think it’s a problem the government should address, more oppose than support withdrawing from the Paris agreement by a 60 percent to 21 percent margin.”