Global Warming Opinion Polls: Americans Are Clear – No Energy Taxes

By | August 28, 2012


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The public opinion of Americans, as captured by various polling organizations over the past few years, can generally and concisely be summed up as:

  • ü The earth is warming
  • ü Human activities probably have something to do with this ? (although the impacts are being exaggerated)
  • ü We have many more important concerns (jobs, economy, etc.) that we think Congress and the President ought to focus on, and
  • ü Any action that is aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions should not cost us much, if anything at all ?(and direct taxes on gasoline or electricity are out).