Climate Change Survey: Opinions Improving Due to New Rule

The Obama administration proposed a new rule last week regarding carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change has been regarded as an important issue for years, but many people don’t feel the government has done enough to combat the problem. Will this latest initiative be a step in the right direction?

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Climate Change

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 28% of respondents said that they are very concerned about climate change. 39% said they are somewhat concerned. 23% said they are not very concerned. And 11% said they are not concerned about climate change at all.

Government Action

In general, just 19% of respondents said they feel the government has done enough up to this point to prevent or slow the progression of climate change. 51% said they do not feel the government has done enough up to this point. And 31% were undecided about the government’s actions regarding climate change. In a March 2014 survey, just 11% said they felt the government had done enough about climate change and 66% did not.

Proposed Rule

So has President Obama’s new proposed rule changed any opinions thus far? Overall, 43% of respondents were already aware of the proposed new rule. 54% of respondents said they think the proposed rule to cut down on carbon emissions is a positive step. Just 17% don’t think it is a positive step. And 30% said they are still undecided about it.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: MD Climate Change Summit from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on June 3 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.