Massachusetts Cooling to Global Warming Alarmism
A new poll of Massachusetts residents brings more bad news to global warming alarmists. According to the poll, conducted by the left-leaning MassINC public policy organization, only 59 percent of Massachusetts residents say global warming is occurring and humans are at least partly responsible for recent global warming. More importantly, only 42 percent of Massachusetts residents say global warming will have very serious consequences for Massachusetts if left unaddressed.
Even among Massachusetts residents who say global warming is occurring and humans are at least partly responsible, only 56 percent say global warming will result in serious consequences.
MassINC also polled Massachusetts residents on six public policy issues, asking respondents to say whether they consider each issue a “high” public policy priority. From most important to least important, 89 percent said jobs and the economy are a high priority, 83 percent said education is a high priority, 71 percent said health care is a high priority, 57 percent said energy and fuel costs are a high priority, 49 percent said taxes are a high priority, and only 32 percent said global warming is a high priority.
Only 47 percent of Massachusetts residents say the state should do “a lot” in response to global warming.
The full report and survey results are available at http://www.massinc.org/Research/The-80-percent-challenge.aspx