Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Survey Results – Americans and Attitudes About the EPA. NRDC

A recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) telephone survey by Infogroup/ORC of 1,007 Americans conducted from September 10-13, 2010 shows the following:

More than four out of five Americans (82 percent) support the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with 45 percent supporting it strongly compared to only 9 percent who strongly oppose it.

About three out of four Americans (73 percent) support “protecting the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s authority” to “take steps that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric utilities and other major industrial Polluters.” Support is fairly evenly divided between “strongly” (38 percent) and “somewhat” (34 percent). By contrast, only about one in four Americans (24 percent) oppose the EPA’s authority to control carbon dioxide pollution, with just 15 percent in the “strongly oppose category.

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