Q. Which of the following statements best reflects your attitude to doubts recently expressed by opponents of action on climate change about the science evidence?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Doubts are valid because nothing is certain in science||15%||14%||18%||9%|
|Doubts are valid because man made climate change has not been proven||29%||15%||43%||11%|
|Doubts are misleading because the science evidence of man made climate change is overwhelming||21%||33%||14%||36%|
|Doubts are misleading because the science evidence has been rigorously tested and reviewed||11%||15%||7%||27%|
Overall, 44% believe doubts about the science evidence for climate change are valid (mainly because man made climate change has not been proven) and 33% think doubts are misleading (mainly because the science evidence of man made climate change is overwhelming).
Those most likely to think the doubts are valid were Liberal/National voters (61%), men (50%), aged 55+ (59%) and incomes under $600pw (54%).
Those most likely to think doubts are misleading were Greens voters (63%), Labor voters (48%) and those on incomes over $1,600pw (41%).
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