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PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey on the Environment, July 2006
Mark Baldassare

July 2006

Some findings of the current survey

  • Eight in 10 residents believe global warming will be a very (49%) or somewhat serious (30%) threat to California’s future economy and quality of life.
  • Sixty-five percent of all adults and 70 percent of likely voters favor having the state make its own policies on global warming.
  • The proposal to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 receives majority support from residents across all regions, racial/ethnic, and demographic groups.
  • Seventy percent of all adults say they would seriously consider purchasing or leasing a hybrid vehicle, with 57 percent saying they would even if it were more costly.

This is the 69th PPIC Statewide Survey and the fifth in a three-year series made possible with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.