Revealed: 60% of Americans say oil firms are to blame for the climate crisis

Revealed: 60% of Americans say oil firms are to blame for the climate crisis

While a strong majority of Americans believe global heating is happening, a new Guardian poll shows sharp partisan divides

A majority of Americans want to see oil and gas companies held to account for lying about the climate crisis and contributing to global heating, according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by the Guardian, Vice News, and Covering Climate Now.

Released today, the poll reveals that the US remains sharply divided over the causes of the deepening environmental emergency following the fossil fuel industry’s long campaign to downplay and deny climate science. That division falls largely along political lines, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over the source of climate disinformation.

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