Hispanic Catholics are far more concerned about climate change than white Catholics
Most Americans say they feel a deep connection to the wider world.
But all that spiritual stargazing makes no difference in views about the facts of climate change and global warming, a new survey finds.
Just 5 percent of Americans thought climate change was the most important issue in the US today. And religion was a major dividing point on how much — or how little — they think it’s a matter of concern, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.
“We asked about spiritual measures such as being in awe of the universe, and you might think it would correlate with views about the universe. But, in fact, they have very little relationship,” said Robert Jones, CEO of PRRI, which conducted the survey on US adults’ attitudes toward climate change, environmental policy, and science.
The survey found:
70 percent of Americans said they “experience a connection to all life” every day or most days.
69 percent said they “feel deep inner peace or harmony.”
64 percent “feel a deep connection with nature and the Earth.”
53 percent “feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe.”