Study Shows Most New Yorkers Think The US Should Participate In Paris Climate Agreement
There's been a lot of talk online about the president's controversial decision to have the United States pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a global agreement of 174 countries that attempts to limit global warming. A study shows that most Americans believe pulling out of the agreement is a mistake.
Yale University conducted the study in 2016 to see who supported participation in the Paris Agreement, and more than half of people surveyed in every single state said they do. New York actually has the highest percentage of people who support the Paris Agreement, with somewhere between 70 to 80 percent of Americans believing it to be a good idea.
The study breaks it down into even more categories, too. And even then, the results are overwhelmingly in support of the agreement. About 70% of registered voters support it, and more than half of all democrats, independents, and republicans support it. Even people who voted for Trump, who would theoretically be who the president is catering to,. seem to mostly support the agreement.
So, the numbers are there. The move to exit the agreement has been a controversial one. Do you think it's the right call?