(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – More people in the United States are convinced that climate change is caused by humans, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 50 per cent of respondents say global warming is caused primarily by human activity, up four points since December.
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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The coalition of the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU) has lost some public support in Germany, according to a poll by Forsa released by Stern and RTL. 37 per cent of respondents would back either party in the next federal election, down two points since late June.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many people in Britain believe capable scientists are still uncertain about global warming, according to a poll by Ipsos-Mori. 56 per cent of respondents say many leading experts still question if human activity is contributing to climate change, and 46 per cent expect the world community to find a solution to the problems posed by global warming.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in the United States believe global warming is a dangerous issue, but reject a proposal to increase fuel taxes as a way to curb pollution, according to a poll by Zogby Interactive released by MSN. 51 per cent of respondents consider climate change is an urgent threat, while 42 per cent disagree.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Among several environmental concerns, a large majority of people in France are mostly worried about global warming, according to a poll by Ifop released by France 2. 76 per cent of respondents consider climate change is an alarming threat.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many people in the United States would disagree with their government ratifying an international treaty seeking to reduce global pollution, according to a poll by Zogby Interactive released by UPI. 47.9 per cent of respondents think the U.S. should not sign the Kyoto Protocol.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – People in Norway are still divided on whether their country should join the European Union (EU), according to a poll by Sentio-Norsk Statistic published in Klassekampen. 41.8 per cent of respondents are in favour of Norway’s accession to the EU, while 48.2 per cent oppose it.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Half of people in Britain consider their new prime minister should act to reduce immigration into the country, according to a poll by YouGov released by Sky News. 50 per cent of respondents think this should be Gordon Brown’s top priority.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The opposition Social Democracy in Denmark (SD) is the most popular political party in the Scandinavian country, according to a poll by Megafon released by TV2. 25 per cent of respondents would back the Social Democrats in the next general election, down 0.8 points since late May.
The top two political parties face distinct challenges before lawmakers return to the House of Commons in mid-September.
Earlier this year, a spring federal election seemed inevitable in Canada. The governing Conservative party surpassed the 40 per cent mark in several voting intention surveys, and theories surfaced about the way the government headed by Stephen Harper would contrive its own defeat to meet the electorate and get a majority mandate.