This survey conducted by ecoAmerica found significant opposition from Americans to Trump’s decision to opt out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
President Trump’s opposition to the global agreement to lower greenhouse gases also led to his executive order to reverse the Obama administration’s climate policies despite the public’s disagreement. 71% of Americans want to continue the path towards clean energy, less than one third agree with the Presidents executive orders to reverse climate progress.
63% of Americans disagree on cutting the budget by 30% for the environmental protection Agency.
One-third of Republicans strongly agreed with removing oil and gas offshore drilling restrictions, whereas 7 in 10 Democrats strongly disagreed.
One-fourth of Americans believe removing environmental protections will help the economy.
40% of Americans believe clean energy creates more jobs than fossil fuels.
50% of 18-29 year olds say removing environmental protections will hurt the economy and say clean energy creates more jobs than fossil fuels.
Two times as many males as females agree removing environmental protections would help the economy.
- 65% of Americans disagree on using open public land for mining coal.