Republicans see generational split over climate change


National News

November 26, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Alice Klafke, 5, left, and her sister Maria, 9, holds signs at the Capitol during a demonstration in September to call attention to climate change. (Bronte Wittpenn/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)

PHILADELPHA — There’s a generational divide between older and younger Republicans when it comes to climate change, but overall, most Americans agree that the science — and the problem — are real, according to a national Pew survey released Monday.

Almost two-thirds of all Americans say the federal government isn’t doing enough to address climate change and want it to focus on developing renewable energy sources, according to Pew. That might not be surprising since polls have been trending that way for years.

But digging deeper into the survey of more than 3,627 nationally representative panelists in October shows an age divide between millennials and Generation Z Republicans and their Generation X and baby boomer counterparts.

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