Fifty percent of those surveyed were given the term "global warming" while the other fifty percent were given the term "climate change."When asked the "climate change" question, 74 percent of respondents thought that it was a concern, while only 68 thought it a concern when it was referred to as "global warming."
"You may have heard about the idea that the world's temperature may have been going up [changing] over the past 100 years," asked the researchers, "a phenomenon sometimes called 'global warming' ['climate change']. What is your personal opinion regarding whether or not this has been happening?"
Additionally, the researchers analysed responses to the survey by political orientation. 60 percent of Republicans thought that climate change was real, while only 44 percent felt that global warming was a present reality.
On the other side of the coin, 86 percent of Democrats thought climate change was a serious problem no matter what the researchers termed it.
Like I have said many times before, I believe in Climate Change but I am an AGW sceptic. The deniers of Climate Change, or perhaps pretend deniers are the IPCC/Climategate cabal who tried to suppress the MWP - see previous posts
"The extent of the partisan divide on this issue depends heavily on question wording," said Schwarz, who is also affiliated with the U-M Ross Business School and the Institute of Social Research (ISR). "When the issue is framed as global warming, the partisan divide is nearly 42 percentage points. But when the frame is climate change, the partisan divide drops to about 26 percentage points."
Michael Mann trying to eliminatew the MWP