Thursday, January 03, 2013

Shock results from poll in Canada: Most people aren't really keen on the idea of paying a new bad-weather-preventing tax

Carbon tax unpopular, Environment Canada discovers
One of the questions gauged perceptions of a carbon tax by asking respondents how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the following statement, on a scale from one to 10:

"Canada needs to implement a federal carbon tax to promote energy efficiency and protect the environment, even though it means increasing the cost of things like gas and groceries for consumers," the statement read.

The results showed 43.5 per cent of respondents leaned toward the "strongly disagree" end of the spectrum, 19.1 per cent were on the "strongly agree" end and the rest fell somewhere in between.

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