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Californians (64%) are about as likely as adults nationwide (59%, March 2016 Gallup Poll) to say the effects of global warming have begun.  Four in five Californians say global warming is a serious threat to the state’s future. An overwhelming majority of Californians (81%) view global warming as a very serious (54%) or somewhat serious (27%) threat to the state’s future economy and quality of life. Concern about global warming has been high for more than a decade: Since PPIC first began asking this question in 2005, more than seven in ten Californians have said global warming poses a very or somewhat serious threat. Today, at least half across age and education groups see global warming as a very serious threat. Those with annual incomes below $40,000 (59%) are more likely than those with higher incomes (49%) to hold this view.  Democrats and Latinos tend to express higher levels of concern about global warming. While three in four Democrats (77%) say the effects of global warming have already begun, only 43% of Republicans say so. Indeed, one in four Republicans (24%) say the effects will never happen. Also, Democrats (71%) are about three times as likely as Republicans (24%) to say global warming is a very serious threat to California’s economy and quality of life. Half of independents (51%) hold this view. Across racial/ethnic groups, Latinos (72%) are the most likely to say the effects of global warming have already begun. Latinos (62%) are also the most likely to see global warming as a very serious threat; about half of African Americans (52%), Asian Americans (52%), and whites (49%) agree.  Most Californians support independent state efforts to address global warming. In PPIC surveys since 2006, strong majorities of Californians have favored the state’s landmark law limiting greenhouse gas emissions (Assembly Bill 32). Last July, 68% said they favored the more ambitious goals set by Senate Bill 32. In general, two in three Californians (67%) favor state efforts, independent of the federal government, to address global warming, while 26% are opposed. Majorities have supported independent state action since we first asked this question in July 2005. Again, partisan differences emerge, with Democrats (78%) far more likely than independents (55%) or Republicans (49%) to support state efforts. Since 2006, the share of Republicans who favor state action has fallen from 62% to 49%. Today, solid majorities across age groups favor state efforts, including 76% of Californians age 18–34.  Majorities support action on climate change even if it brings increased costs. Most Californians (56%), including majorities across age and income groups, say they would be willing to pay more for electricity generated by renewable sources to reduce global warming. When asked how state action to reduce global warming might affect gas prices, most Californians (59%) say they expect prices would increase. Majorities across parties and regions hold this view, with Latinos (68%) more likely than members of other racial/ethnic groups to have this expectation. After hearing that gas prices increased an estimated 11 cents following inclusion of transportation fuels in the state’s cap-and-trade system, just over half (52%) say they are in favor of this aspect of the system. Majorities across income groups are in favor.  Few Californians believe state action on climate change will lead to a loss of jobs. Only 20% of Californians believe that state policies to combat global warming would mean fewer jobs. Indeed, when asked about the effect on jobs, the most common response is that state action would result in more jobs (40%); 29% think there would be no effect. Across parties, half of Democrats (49%) expect more jobs, and 40% of Republicans expect fewer jobs. PPIC.ORG CALIFORNIANS’ VIEWS ON CLIMATE CHANGE JANUARY 2017 When will effects of global warming begin to happen? Have already begun to happen 80 Will happen in the future Will never happen 60 59 64 How serious is the threat of global warming to California’s future? % saying “very serious” 80 60 Dem Ind Rep 71 51 Percent Percent 40 31 20 10 25 8 40 20 24 0 Adults nationwide * Californians 0 *Gallup Poll, March 2016 Source: PPIC Statewide Survey, July 2016. Margin of error for all adults is +/-3.5%. Source: PPIC Statewide Survey series. The margin of error for all adults in July 2016 is +/-3.5%. The margins of error for subgroups are larger Demographic breakdown of views on climate change Favor California making its own policy Willing to pay more Say state efforts to Say state efforts to for electricity if it reduce global reduce global were generated by warming will lead to warming will lead renewable sources higher gasoline prices to more jobs All adults 67% 56% 59% 40% Party registration Democratic Republican Independent 78 68 49 38 55 51 51 49 64 21 59 33 African Americans 58 47 49 53 Asian Americans Race/Ethnicity Latinos 71 59 72 55 47 36 68 45 Whites 65 58 58 37 Central Valley 65 52 66 39 San Francisco Bay Area 75 62 54 43 Region Los Angeles 69 56 54 38 Orange/San Diego 62 58 65 37 Inland Empire 61 39 70 41 Gender Men Women 63 55 71 57 58 35 61 45 18 to 34 76 67 60 49 Age 35 to 54 66 51 57 39 55 and older 61 51 60 33 Under $40,000 66 55 60 43 Income $40,000 to under $80,000 71 59 64 38 $80,000 or more 68 60 53 37 California making its own policy? Favor Oppose – 67 – 34 56 47 71 22 Sources: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment, July 2016, and PPIC Statewide Survey series. The margin of error for all adults in July 2016 is +/-3.5%. The margins of error for subgroups are larger. Contact: surveys@ppic.org PPIC.ORG" } ["___content":protected]=> string(126) "

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