Public Approval of Carbon Tax Slipping in B.C.

In an online survey of British Columbians commissioned by the Pembina Institute and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at the University of Victoria, 79% of respondents stated that they are concerned about global warming. A majority are willing to pay more carbon tax if the revenue is directed toward social programs such as health care, education, or reduction of greenhouse gas pollution; 70% would oppose carbon tax increases if the revenue were used to reduce taxes on corporations. In general though, support for the B.C. carbon tax has dropped by 12% since 2011, according to this survey. See http://pics.uvic.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/MR_Carbon%20Tax%20Poll_19Oct2012_0.pdf  for more information.

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