Another recent poll, this one by the New York Times and CBS, revealed 75% of Americans are willing to make sacrifices to take direct action against global warming pollution (such as paying more for energy derived from an alternative, renewable source).

Americans are not, however, willing to pay more for their gasoline, with 58% opposed to a federal tax increase on gasoline.

Polling Data

In order to help reduce global warming, would you be willing or not willing to pay more for electricity if it were generated by renewable sources like solar or wind energy?

Willing 75%
Not willing 20%
Unsure 5%

In order to cut down on energy consumption and reduce global warming, do you favor or oppose requiring car manufacturers to produce cars that are more energy efficient?

Favour 92%
Oppose 6%
Unsure 2%

In order to cut down on energy consumption and reduce global warming, would you favour or oppose an increased federal tax on gasoline?

Favour 38%
Oppose 58%
Unsure 4%

*margin of error = 3%

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