In a previous post I was critical of how a Pew poll about climate change has been interpreted:
As a voter, the key reason that I personally would choose between political candidates would be according to how well, in my opinion, they would tackle climate change. For me, this is a stronger reason to vote for someone than any party political allegiance I might have. How many other people are like this? That is the kind of analysis I would like to make from the Pew poll. It is why I think that Whit Ayer’s analysis of the Pew poll is flawed.
A New York Times article published today addresses this exact issue very well.