Fifty-six percent (56%) of Americans say they are not willing to pay more in taxes and utility costs to generate cleaner energy and fight global warming.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, taken since the climate change bill was passed on Friday, finds that 21% of Americans are willing to pay $100 more per year for cleaner energy and to counter global warming. Only 14% are willing to pay more than that amount.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of all adults say it is more important to keep the cost of energy as low as possible than it is to develop clean, environmentally friendly sources of energy. But 41% disagree and say developing cleaner, greener energy sources is the priority.
Sixty-three percent (63%) rate creating jobs as more important than taking steps to stop global warming. For 22%, stopping global warming is more important.
For the 35% who are willing to pay $100 or more per year, you’ll get your wish.
For the rest of us – especially the majorities who worry about energy costs and creating jobs – the House just gave you the collective finger last week. Will you contact the Senate and tell them what a majority of you have told Rasmussen?
United States Capitol switchboard – (202) 224-3121.