Climate Change Poll

CHICAGO (AP) -- A new survey polled residents in more than a dozen countries to gouge their views on climate change.

The survey was conducted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and WorldPublicOpinion-dot-org.

The poll found that a majority of people in nations including South Korea, Australia, Iran and Mexico view global warming as a critical threat.

In the United States, about 46 percent of those questioned said global warming is critical.

On whether immediate steps should be taken to combat global warming even if it involves significant costs, the strongest support was found in Australia, Israel, the U-S and China.

The polling was conducted last year, and not all questions were asked in all countries. The margin of error ranged between three and

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