A group of 20 scientists is urging the president to prosecute scientists and organizations that question global warming. Now a Rasmussen survey has found that 27% of Democrats agree with that approach. So do 11% of Republicans and 12% of Independents.From Little Support for Punishing Global Warming Foes -Rasmussen Reports:
Global warming advocates are calling for the prosecution of groups who disagree with them, and New York State has taken it a step further by investigating Exxon Mobil for refusing to play ball with the popular scientific theory.
But 68% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose the government investigating and prosecuting scientists and others including major corporations who question global warming. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 17% favor such prosecutions. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Just over one-in-four Democrats (27%), however, favor prosecuting those who don’t agree with global warming. Only 11% of Republicans and 12% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.