Monday, March 2, 2009

Puzzling Polls

In a recent poll we did (funded by PSEG and designed by my colleague Cliff Zukin), we probed attitudes toward individual and government action on climate. The number crunching is not finished, but we seem to have found two puzzling (and perhaps related) results. As I reported a few weeks ago, more people see a need for government action on climate than those that believe is it man made. But here is what I had not thought through when I made that post. If the result shows up, it means that there is not really a need to convince people about the reality of anthropogenic climate change as a precondition for winning their support for government action on it.

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