Poll: Few Americans support US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement
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American support for the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change is very low, according to a new poll. Half of Americans believe President Trump’s decision to exit the accords will stunt long-term economic growth. 

The new poll from The Associated Press and the University of Chicago’s NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 46 percent of Americans somewhat or strongly opposed withdrawing from the agreement. Twenty-three percent were neither in favor or opposed, and 29 percent supported the withdrawal.

Party affiliation correlated to opinions on the Trump administration’s controversial move, with 51 percent of Republicans in favor of the withdrawal and 69 percent of Democrats opposed to it. 

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The poll also found that those who do not believe in climate change are three times more likely to support withdrawal from the agreement than those who say that climate change exists.

Forty-three percent of Americans believe that U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will damage global efforts to combat climate change, and another 44 percent worry that the withdrawal will harm the nation’s reputation in the international community.

The poll was conducted at the University of Chicago by an NORC panel from June 8 to June 11. The results carry a margin of sampling error of 4.1 percentage points of the 1,068 American adults surveyed by telephone.