Read here. A classic leftist approach to influencing public opinion is to publish a survey by a biased organization, designed carefully to elicit a certain response. Green activists and global warming alarmists specialize in this propaganda technique. These type of surveys are strictly carte blanche bogus compared to professional polling organization techniques.
"Its worth noting that the public opinion poll being cited was written, paid for, and analyzed not by a disinterested polling firm that routinely monitors public attitudes on a variety of topics. Rather, the four principle investigators are associated with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University.
Quick translation: these folks have agendas the size of the Sahara. The Yale outfit tells us its "mission" isn't to study climate change attitudes in a dispassionate manner but to: Catalyze action by the general public and leaders of government, business, academia, and the media... [bold added]
Furthermore, we're told the Yale project was established after a 2005 conference that "came together to develop an action plan to engage American society on climate change."
All of this makes it clear their purpose is not primarily scholarly. Instead, the Yale Project on Climate Change communication is an activist organization.
The same is true for George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication. It says its mission is to "conduct unbiased public engagement research" - which sounds great until one reads the end of that sentence: ..so that collectively, we can stabilize our planet's life sustaining climate.""