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|August 19, 2017|
Poll: Californians back fight against global warming
SAN FRANCISCO - Majorities of Californians favor state policies to address global warming including the law mandating statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Most adults and half of likely voters favor the state’s cap-and-trade program. Residents support steps to reduce warming even though most expect the result will be higher gasoline prices.
Those findings were part of a statewide survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
Strong majorities of California adults (72%) favor the state law passed last year that requires the state to reduce emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2030. Overwhelming majorities of Democrats (84%) and independents (71%) and 42 percent of Republicans support the law. Majorities across the state’s regions and racial/ethnic groups are in favor.
Half of Californians believe that the state’s actions to reduce global warming will result in more jobs in the future.
Story Date: August 14, 2017