Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Americans and Climate Change

Via Kevin Drum:
In 2018, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago fielded a national poll on climate change. Only 71 percent of respondents agreed it was happening, and of those, more than 80 percent said the federal government should do something about it.

Then the pollsters presented a scenario in which a monthly tax would be added to your electric bill to combat climate change. If the tax was $1, only 57 percent supported it. If the tax was $10, that plummeted to 28 percent. Those aren’t typos. Only about half of Americans are willing to pay $1 per month to fight climate change. Only about a quarter are willing to pay $10 per month.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...


...but don't socialize healthcare! I love paying $1000+ a month on insurance premiums, with a $15,000 deductible! Also paying $2,500 for an ambulance call-out, and $15,000 for the birth of a child, and another $40 for the privilege of holding my own child after giving birth! And let's not even get started on education...