Monday, November 20, 2006

Difference Between Old Europe and U.S.

Other than the belief in God, do you think there is anything that 86% of the US population would agree on? I'm not even sure you could get those kinds of numbers on 2+2=4. However:

Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain, 86 per cent of people believed humans were contributing to climate change, and 45 percent thought it would be a threat to them and their families within their lifetimes.

More than two-thirds said they would either strongly or somewhat support restrictions on their behaviour, but only a minority were prepared to make significant financial sacrifices to eliminate the threat of global warming.

My first thought is that this has to be a badly flawed poll. But if it is even close, it suggests that our kin in the old world are easily persuaded, and incapable of skeptical thought. WOW!

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