, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
A national survey of the American public finds high levels of support for climate and clean energy policies across the political spectrum.
Yale and George Mason University researchers found that a majority of Americans:
- Believe that global warming and developing sources of clean energy should be a priority for government (especially among Democrats).
- Think that corporations and industry should be doing more to address global warming.
- Support a revenue-neutral carbon tax to "help create jobs and decrease pollution," regulation of carbon dioxide as a pollutant, tax rebates for energy-efficient vehicles and solar panels, and an international treaty to cut emissions.
- Say that protecting the environment improves economic growth and provides new jobs.
While a majority of Americans oppose federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, they do support an expansion of offshore drilling.