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Large Majority of Americans Still Believe in Global Warming, Stanford Poll Finds
June 10, 2010
Three out of four Americans believe that the Earth has been gradually warming as the result of human activity and want the government to institute regulations to stop it, according to a new survey by researchers at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.
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