Skip to comments.Most Californians call global warming 'a threat'
Posted on 11/10/2007 7:18:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SACRAMENTO -- An overwhelming majority of Californians believe global warming is a serious threat to their health and quality of life, according to a new statewide poll released Friday.
The Field Poll also indicates Californians believe the problem is more serious than people elsewhere in the United States.
More than seven in 10 Californians believe fears of air pollution and flooding are extremely or very important, compared with a national poll last year that put that figure at 52 percent.
Statewide, 43 percent say global warming requires immediate action and 32 percent believe at least something should be done.
Large majorities supported additional state government regulation, especially on businesses, or voluntary incentives.
Support slipped to lesser majorities across the board if the programs would increase the cost of goods and services.
Even slimmer majorities favored the idea of imposing emission taxes on businesses.
The least popular idea was taxing individuals based somehow on the amount of greenhouse gas they generate. But even that idea received 52 percent support.
The survey was commissioned by Next 10, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that provides information to a wide range of groups.
The telephone poll of 1,003 adults was conducted August 10-28. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
What can ya say?
California is a threat!
In a few years this will be a case study of mass propaganda and the consequences...
You can say that the propaganda is working exceptionally well.
No no we should show re-runs of “Reefer Madness” to emphasize the effects of mass hysteria and poor science.
What do you mean, "if?" - Morons.
The biggest threat we face in America is stupidity. Stupid should hurt. Instead it hurts all of us.
Surprising results considering that 7 out of 10 Californians don't read or write English, frequently confuse Al Gore with Continflas and typically reason that global warming is probably caused by Popocatepetl.
If California could get rid of its illegal alien population their “greenhouse gas” problem would diminish.
“telephone poll of 1,003 adults”
Bet it was all on a weekday when all the dope smoking losers were home.
What a dumb ass poll. Sure most people will think it is a problem....whether or not we are causing it is the real question.
This Californian thinks global warming is wonderful!
Most of the rest of the country call californians a threat.
I definitely think global warming is a huge threat - to our economic and individual freedoms, which are being usurped by the socialist purveyors of this scam.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
This Californian was originally from Minnesota, and I LOVE WARM--global or not.
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