The 80 Percent Challenge: A Survey of Climate Change Opinion and Action in Massachusetts

Barr Foundation

In this public opinion survey, MassINC found that while most residents still do not look at global warming as a high long-term priority, a majority sees it as a problem, supports policy efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and takes steps as individuals to reduce their personal energy consumption: 80% of residents would spend one extra dollar per month on their electric bill for renewable energy; 69% would pay up to three dollars more; 60% would spend up to five dollars more. A majority of residents (53%) think acting to curb global warming will help the Massachusetts economy; just 16% say the stateメs climate change efforts are detrimental to the economy.

Publication Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2011
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