Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. A new survey offers some insight regarding the extent to which Americans consider climate change a legitimate threat and how much they’re willing to pay for government policies that would respond to the phenomena.
Majorities of the people support federal regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adding a modest fee to their electric bill to combat climate change, attitudes depend on the policies’ impacts on Americans’ wallets and the economy at large.
Data Source: TheWallStreetJournal
“According to the survey from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and The Associated Press-NORC Center for the Public Affairs Research indicates that 42% of the people wouldn’t even ready to pay $1 month on their bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Whereas 29% of survey respondents said they’d pay $20 per month to reduce greenhouse emissions and 20% said they‘d pay $50 a month.
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