Only a small percentage of Republicans now say that dealing with global warming should be a top priority for the president and Congress compared with nearly half of Democrats (47%) who rate it as a major concern for policymakers. In general, Democrats place much greater emphasis on jobs, health care, education, the environment, and the poor while Republicans place higher priority on defending the U.S. against terrorism, dealing with the issue of illegal immigration, and strengthening the military. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.