According to a new Just the News poll with Scott Rasmussen, a majority of US voters believe that climate change is “bogus” or that climate-related policies should not be implemented if it causes damage. economics and employment.
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Specifically, 41% of respondents think “climate change is real but efforts to combat it should not affect job opportunities or the US economy,” while 13% think Climate change is “bogus.”
The polls come between the first two weeks after Mr. Biden took office, in which he announced his “climate change” agenda as the focus. Mr. Biden has halted the Keystone XL oil pipeline project and plans to switch from fossil fuels to reusable energy, which could cost the US economy millions of jobs.
Meanwhile, the survey found that 47% of voters believe that climate change is a real phenomenon and that “policies to protect against it need to be strengthened even when it comes at the cost of employment or hardship. economic towels. ”
Notably, the Democrats are the only political group in which the majority of voters (66%) endorse “sacrificing jobs” for climate policies. Only 25% of Republicans and 45% of independent members feel that way.
The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed method from 28 to 30 January 2021.
Thanh Thuy (from Just The News)