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A surprising 22 per cent of people in Ireland DON'T agree climate change is man-made

Meanwhile, only half of those polled agree with the criminalisation of those who pay for sex.

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64% OF IRISH people believe that global warming is a mainly man-made phenomenon.

22% of people do not agree that global warming is a man-made issue while 14% of people have no definite opinion on the topic.

World leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived in Paris yesterday for a crucial UN summit on climate change.

A recent report from the World Meteorological Organisation found that climate change made 2011-2015 the warmest five-year period on record. This year is set to be the single hottest ever registered.

Other poll findings

The findings of a Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll also found that 79% of people support the legalisation of cannabis for medical use.

50% of voters say that they support new legislation criminalising those who pay for sex. 36% do not support the legislation, while 14% of those polled say they do not know.

The strongest support for the criminalisation of paying for sex comes from females with 59%. 41% of men agree with the legislation.

Young people aged 18-24 are the strongest supporters of the new legislation with 55% of those polled agreeing with the new law.

The support for the legislation hovers around the 50% mark in all jurisdictions around the country.

Read: Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland’s towns

Read: ‘I found that nothing worked, except cannabis’: Who are Ireland’s marijuana users?

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