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Poll: Millennials Embrace Action to Combat Climate Change

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By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 11:08 AM

Millennials overwhelmingly believe human-caused climate change is real and that steps must be taken to slow it, a new poll shows. But the poll by the nonprofit Alliance for Market Solutions also found that young Republicans are somewhat less concerned about climate change.

Here are some highlights of the poll of 800 registered voters taken in January:

  • 77 percent of millennials think the U.S. should take steps to slow or stop climate change.
  • 80 percent say they are more concerned with pollution than gun violence (70 percent) and immigration (58 percent).
  • 70 percent think climate change will affect them in their lifetimes.
  • 62 percent believe human activity is responsible for climate change.
  • 51 percent of Republicans are concerned about climate change.
  • 57 percent of millennials believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction on the climate change issue.

"Cutting outdated energy regulations that stifle growth and replacing them with a revenue-neutral carbon tax will help grow the economy and create a market for clean-energy technologies, allowing markets to lead on reducing carbon pollution instead of government," Alliance executive director Alex Flint said in a statement.

The poll was released about two weeks after reports surfaced that the Trump administration wants to cut funding for studying climate change.

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