The GOP faces a generational gap on climate change
New Pew Research Center polling brings more evidence of a generational divide among Republicans on climate change and energy policy.
By the numbers: 49% of Republicans who are millennials or younger say the federal government is doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change. That's compared to 38% of Republicans in Generation X and 25% of Republicans who are baby boomers and older.
- The poll also shows generational divides among Republicans on conservation and wildlife protection.
The intrigue: "Among Democrats, there are hardly any gaps in views on these questions by generation or gender," Pew analysts note in the memo alongside the data.
Of note: The margin of error on the generational questions for Republicans is plus-or-minus 2.9% for boomers and older; 4% for Gen Xers, and 4.6% for millennials and younger.