From the Dept. of Depressing Statistics

Is there a scientific consensus around global warming? Do most scientists believe the planet is heating up?

If you answered “yes,” you’d be — surprise? — in the minority.

This is a straightforward factual question, and the correct answer is something in the neighborhood of 98%.1But even among Democrats, only 42% think that most climate scientists believe global warming is happening. It’s even worse among the other groups.

Check out the chart of belief v. non-belief, broken down by political affiliation, here {mother jones}.