A new Zogby poll shows that those who are least able to afford rising energy pricesare the most likely to support climate and energy policies that would have that effect.
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According to a recent survey, more than three quarters of African Americans would back federal policy action on climate change.
In early October, pollsters commissioned by a coal industry group interviewed 600 individuals nationwide about their attitudes towards coal. But pollsters did not seek a random survey, rather they sought the preferences of so-called “opinion elites” nationwide.
As negotiations get under way in earnest at the two-week United Nations Climate Conference in Poland, recent surveys suggest a majority of people in both developing and industrialized nations seek substantive action on global warming and want their governments to agree on carbon emission targets.
President-elect Obama has made it clear that investing in clean energy and building a new energy economy will be a centerpiece of his agenda once he takes office. And the results of a recent Zogby poll suggests he has the mandate to do it.
As the Barack Obama Summer World Tour winds up today in London, it is not hard to see the presumptive Democratic nomminee’s rock-star appeal is not bound by the shores of the United States. But the 200,000 Germans who showed up to see Obama in Berlin can’t vote for him this November. So does it matter? Apparently, yes.
The poll finds, the American public overwhelmingly believes (76% to 19%) that policymakers should focus on investing in new energy technologies including renewable fuels and more efficient vehicles rather than expanding exploration and drilling for more oil.
At a Tuesday White House press conference that focused mostly on the current economic downturn, President Bush indicated that he has no intention of calling on Americans to conserve gasoline.
In honor, or dishonor, of Earth Day, a Gallup poll is conducted each year about Americans’ opinions on environmental issues. For 19 years, Americans have been asked to rate their personal environmental concerns and what level of action is required to solve these problems. Despite Al Gore and all of his efforts, public opinion has […]