Survey: Concern over Global Warming Cools

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A growing number of Americans are questioning the news media's coverage of global warming.

A record 41 percent tell Gallup they believe the mainstream media is "exagerrating" the impact of global warming.

The March 5-8 poll also shows that Americans are a bit less concerned about the seriousness of global warming than they have been in recent years.

Why doesn't the mainstream media cover scientists who are skeptical of global warming? Click the player to see an interview with Dan Gainor, Media Research Center's vice president of business & culture.

Six in 10 Americans indicate that they are highly worried about global warming, including 34 percent who are worried "a great deal" and 26 percent "a fair amount."

Overall worry is down from 66 percent in 2008 to 60 percent in 2009.

And a record 16 percent say the believe the effects of global will never occur.

A Gallup spokesman says Americans generally believe global warming is real but they don't see it as the danger that popular advocates say it is.

*Originally aired March 13, 2009.

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