April 19, 2019
Should California keep climate change leadership role?
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Most Californians believe it is important for the state to be a leader on climate change.

A majority of Californians told pollsters with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) say it is very important (54%) that the state is a world leader in fighting climate change; 24% say it is somewhat important.

Democrats are much more likely than independents and Republicans to say it is very important. Strong majorities of Latinos and African Americans—and fewer whites and Asian Americans—say it is very important.

Two in three Californians favor the state acting independently of the federal government to combat global warming, while 28% are opposed. Democrats (82%) are far more likely than independents (61%) or Republicans (29%) to favor state efforts.

Majorities across regions and age, education, gender, income, and racial/ethnic groups support state action, according to the PPIC poll.
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