A majority of Americans said the president, Congress and businesses should make global warming a priority, according to a new survey by researchers at Yale University and George Mason University.
A news release about the survey said more than nine out of 10 Americans support clean or renewable energy as a national priority.
The survey specifically found Democrats and Republicans support more renewable energy immediately. It said a majority of Americans would vote for a candidate who supports a revenue-neutral carbon tax, if it created more jobs in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, decreased pollution, or helped to reduce the national debt...
The news release summarized major findings:
• A large majority (77%) say global warming should be a “very high” (18%), “high” (25%), or “medium” priority (34%) for the president and Congress. One in four (23%) says it should be a low priority.
• Nearly all Americans (92%) say the president and the Congress should make developing sources of clean energy a “very high” (31%), “high” (38%), or “medium” priority (23%). Very few say it should be a low priority (8%).