Hill+Knowlton Strategies conducted an online survey of 2,000 likely voters June 4-10, 2018.
- Most Americans believe U.S. environmental policy is on the wrong track. Just 29% say U.S. environmental policy is headed in the right direction, while 55% say it is on the wrong track.
- Most Americans believe climate change is real and are concerned. 73% of Americans believe climate change is occurring, and 75% are concerned about its potential effect on future generations.
- Most Americans want action on carbon emissions. 81% of likely voters, including 71% of moderate Republicans and 58% of Strong Republicans, agree the government should take action to limit carbon emissions.
- Americans support a carbon dividends plan by a 2-1 margin. By a 56%-26% margin, likely voters support taxing carbon emissions with the funds being rebated directly to taxpayers:
- Republicans support the carbon dividends plan by a 23-point margin.
- Support for the carbon dividends plan is consistent across party lines.