On the Scientific American
blog, Christopher Mims highlights the finding in a recent Yale poll that, "Fully 83 percent of Americans now say global warming is a "serious" problem
, up from 70 percent in 2004," and that 63 percent of Americans agree that the United States "is in as much danger from environmental hazards, such as air pollution and global warming, as it is from terrorists." It's worth noting that, in the same poll, 58 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, "As the Bible says, the world literally was created in six days." For real
I'm not sure what to make of that, but it reminded me of a poll I read a couple years back that found that 75 percent of Americans couldn't name the vice president. It so happens, the same number believed in the literal existence of the Devil.