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Support for climate change policy: social psychological and social structural influences

Support for climate change policy: social psychological and social structural influences

Rural Sociology 72(2): 185-214

We investigated preferences for climate change mitigation policies and factors contributing to higher levels of policy support. The sample was comprised of 316 Michigan and Virginia residents, all of whom completed mail surveys. Of the eight policies proposed to reduce the burning of fossil fuels, respondents overwhelmingly indicated they would not support a gas tax, while support was highest for shifting subsidies away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy strategies.

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DOI: 10.1526/003601107781170026

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