Poll: Public Disinclined to Waste Money

By May 30, 2008Global Warming

From The National Center for Public Policy Research:

Washington, DC – Just as the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on the Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act (S. 2191), a new poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the higher energy costs that Lieberman-Warner would impose.

The poll, conducted by the Public Opinion and Policy Center of the National Center for Public Policy Research, found that 65% of Americans reject spending even a penny more for gasoline in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The number rejecting raising gas prices in an effort to combat global warming has increased by 17 percentage points — or 35% — in just over two months. The National Center conducted a similar survey in late February.

There’s more here, including the questions and crosstabs, a sign of confidence in the poll and its results.

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