Climate change emerges as priority for black and Hispanic voters

Posted by Mike Confino, November 3, 2014

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It is a point noted with some morbid curiosity year after year — climate change ranks low on the list of Americans’ priorities. But this version of the story tends to exclude the concerns of those whose interests are often marginalized at the polls and left out of legislation: people of color.

According to the number crunchers at FiveThirtyEight using data from the Pew Research Center, in 2014, more than 40 percent of nonwhite Americans believe global warming should be a “top priority” for their government, while that number for their white counterparts barely tops 20 percent.

via Climate change emerges as priority for black and Hispanic voters | Al Jazeera America.

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