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ROBBINS in America; Canada's PM Harper trumps Al Gore (away game)
  Mar 04, 2007

This is a random telephone sample of 2,011 respondents throughout the United States of America between February 26 and March 3, 2007. It features a margin of error of 2.35%, 19 times out of 20 @97% competency/confidence. It was produced thanks to Glen P. Robbins and Associates/ROBBINS MEDIA Works, and an anonymous third party.

Question #1
Former U.S. Vice-President and well known environmentalist Al Gore warns people that "rising sea levels caused by Global Warming could drown out parts of Florida, Louisiana and Manhattan". In your opinion is this likely?
Yes    30 %
No    70 %
Question #2
Reverend Jerry Falwell has called Global Warming "the greatest deception in the history of science," and has described it as "Satan's attempt to redirect the church's primary focus from evangelism to environmentalism." Do you agree with Reverend Falwell's assertions at least in part?
Yes    09 %
No    91 %
Undecided/Can't Answer    15 %
Question #3
The Kyoto International Environmental Accord is a system of debits and credits related to emissions (pollution) where one country that pollutes must pay another which does not. China and the United States have not ratified the Kyoto Accord. In 2002, Canada's current Prime Minister Stephen Harper pointed out that under Kyoto a country like Russia with a lesser efficient economy would receive financial credits from polluting countries with more efficient economies, so countries like Canada and the United States would be likely making payments to Russia. In your assessment is Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper correct is depicting the Kyoto Accord as a "socialist scheme"?
Yes    58 %
No    42 %
Undecided/Can't Answer    24 %
Question #4
Jesus Christ was a poor man rejecting fund-raising by his associates and followers, choosing instead to give the money to those who needed it. In your opinion are wealthy and powerful televangelists and other wealthy and powerful Christians hypocrites?
Yes    72 %
No    28 %
Don't Know/Can't Answer    08 %
Question #5
Former Vice-President Al Gore's mansion in Tennessee uses approximately $30,000 per year of energy, 20 times more than the average American household uses. In your opinion is Al Gore an environmental hypocrite?
Yes    61 %
No    39 %
Undecided/Can't Answer    05 %
Question #6
Which of the following statements BEST describes who you believe Jesus Christ was?
Jesus Christ is the Son of God    38 %
Jesus Christ was a great man    52 %
I am not sufficiently familiar with Jesus Christ to render an opinion    10 %
Undecided/Don't Know/Won't Answer    17 %
Observations: About one in four Americans are of the opinion that the United States is in "future" danger as a result of Global Warming. A similar number are of the opinion that sea levels could drown Florida, Louisiana, and Manhattan.
(42%) of decided respondents are of the opinion that Kyoto is NOT a "socialist scheme". Just less than (40%) of decided respondents are of the opinion that Al Gore is NOT a hypocrite for using so much energy on his mansion while warning others of the danger of Global Warming (caused in part by people using too much energy).
Slighly less than one out of 10 Americans are of the opinion that the issue of Global Warming is at least in part a deception or related somehow to "Satan".
Approximately (30%) of ALL Americans are of the opinion that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Approximately (40%) of ALL Americans are of the opinion that Jesus Christ was a great man. Slightly more than one out of four and one out of three Americans assert they are either "unfamiliar" with Jesus or do not want to comment.
Two-thirds of ALL Americans are of the opinion that wealthy Christians including televangelists are hypocrites.
Over (40%) of ALL Americans and nearly (60%) of decided Americans agree with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper who has proclaimed that Kyoto is a "socialist scheme". One-third (net) of ALL Americans are NOT of the opinion that Kyoto is a "socialist scheme".
Commentary With the increase in media attention to the issue of Global Warming throughout the world and in particular the United States, it is quite clear from this ROBBINS poll that those adherents to the apparent seriousness of the problem like former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore are coming under increased scrutiny in terms of their own lifestyles.
Respondents in this poll in the majority see Al Gore's lifestyle as inconsistent with the virtues he professes for others in putting a halt to Global Warming vis-a-vis their own personal contributions, and in his attempts to influence their opinion of the United States obligations in the world.
There is a significant minority of Americans who take the issue of Global Warming very seriously; will this base be enough to eventually convince a majority to embrace Global Warming as a problem that requires more immediate attention?
A relatively consistent number of respondents in the Northern and Southern United States agree with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the Kyoto Accord is a socialist scheme. What Canada's Prime Minister said in 2002 prior to becoming Prime Minister of Canada looks prophetic when we consider the manner in which Russia's President Putin is advancing his countries strategic interests of late on the worldwide stage. Both Russia and Canada boast huge natural resources including much of the potential reserves for oil. Canada and Russia have already agreed to an arrangement with respect to some aspects of determining the extent of these reserves.
U.S. President George W. Bush has insisted that his country ween itself of its dependence on oil from the Middle East. It is apparent from respondents in this poll that most Americans believe the region is unstable, and in part that is why Americans are there, over and above its vital strategic interests with regards to the terrorism problem.
Russia's President Putin on the other hand is exerting his influence with the countries in the European Union, and more strategically with respect to Iran and the Middle East. With the United Kingdoms's Tony Blair on the decline at home, and having increasingly disengaged his countries efforts in Iraq, placing increased burden on the United States military resources to continue in its attempts to stabilize the region, this ROBBINS poll reveals that if Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper can produce a majority in Canada's next Parliament following a federal general election expected this spring, its ability to influence on the world stage, particularly in light of its phenomenal achievements in Afghanistan, will become more acutely prominent.
A majority of Americans are of the opinion that wealthy people who promote religion are "hypocrites" as are those like Academy Award winner Al Gore (The Inconvenient Truth), who work very hard to promote conservation measures but are accused of late of not walking the walk in their own lives. Environmental advocates like Ed Begley Junior and former U.S. Green candidate Ralph Nader live their personal lives in a manner more likely consistent with the absolute ethics and expectations of more devout and true environmentalists
There is a very strong minority of Americans who have faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. There is an even higher number who are of the opinion that He is a great man. Although there is a connection between those Americans who love Jesus Christ and who express concern with the environment, there are a distinguishable number of respondents who were more ambivalent about Jesus and who were strident supporters of the Global Warming cause, who support Al Gore's efforts, and who reject Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harpers's position that Kyoto is a socialist scheme. Overall however Stephen Harper's assertion is accepted by a majority of decided Americans in this ROBBINS poll.

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