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Survey Finds Majority of Americans Want Strong Action on Climate Change

September 14, 2009

meltA survey by a research and survey firm The Mellman Group finds that a large proportion of Americans, 71%, want the country to reduce carbon emissions; moreover, the survey finds that 58% of Americans favor not just action, but strong action. Demand for action crosses party lines. 68% of independents and 54% of Republicans want action on climate change, as do 86% of Democrats. Majorities in each region of the country seek action: 76% in the Northeast, 69% in the South, 69% in the Midwest, and 74% in the West. The survey also found that 70% of Americans find climate change to be a serious economic and national security threat to the U.S., particularly with regard to droughts and rising sea levels and their impact on developing countries. Read more about the survey results here.

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