The 20th annual Arkansas Poll finds that a growing number of Arkansas think climate change poses an imminent risk.
The Arkansas Poll, designed and analyzed by Janine Parry, professor of political science at University of Arkansas, is one of the oldest public state polls in the country.
This year, the poll is based on phone interviews with 1,200 randomly selected participants statewide. 61% of all calls were conducted over cell phones.
For the past four years, the Arkansas poll asked: “Do you think global warming, or climate change, will pose a serious threat to you or your way of life in your lifetime?” This year, the number of people who answered “yes” increased by more than 50%, from 30% to 47 %. 44% of respondents answered “no,” a decrease of 17 points from last year.