More education makes Democrats more concerned about climate, but among Republicans, it's the opposite.
That's according to a Gallup Poll released Thursday, which found that Republicans with a college degree are more likely to say that concern over climate change has been overblown than are Republicans with a high school degree or less.
In contrast, college-educated Democrats are more likely than Democrats who have not graduated from college to worry about global warming.
The results of the nationwide study suggest that rather than helping to bridge a deep public opinion divide between Democrats and Republicans over the causes, existence, and severity of climate change, greater educational attainment only solidifies entrenched partisan positions.
As a result, Gallup concludes that "partisanship rather than education is a main lens through which Americans view global warming and its effects."
Only 8 percent of Republicans with a college degree said that they "worry about global warming a great deal," compared with 23 percent of Republicans who had finished high school or dropped out without receiving a diploma.
On the other end of the political spectrum, 50 percent of college-educated Democrats said that they "worry about global warming a great deal," compared with just 45 percent of Democrats with a high school diploma or less.