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.
The mention of Carbon Credits sets most of them into gales of laughter at how stupid the people who actually think they are anything more than a money making scam. I do live in Northern California however, so there you go, diffenence between northern, southern and the coast. I would imagine this poll was taken among as many liberals as they could find. The news media, even in the northern counties, are mostly controlled by the communist MSM so it would not be hard to run a poll and get the results you want.
Polls like this one are designed to make the undecided people say to themselves "Oh, well if they are believe it, it must be true!". This is the same tactic the Dems use for election polls, trying to make us believe something that isn't so.
P.T. Barnum was right.
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