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E-M:/ Gallup Poll: Most American's back Curbs on Auto Emissions

Full analysis at: http://www.galluppoll.com/



Most Americans Back Curbs on Auto Emissions, Other Environmental Proposals

Solid majority opposes drilling for oil in Alaskan wilderness


by Lydia Saad



PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup's annual Environment survey, updated Mar. 11-14, 2007, finds the overwhelming majority of Americans supporting environmental proposals that would strengthen government restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions and spend more taxpayer money to develop alternative sources of fuel and energy. Americans have been widely supportive of these proposals since Gallup began tracking them as far back as six years ago. Public support for these proposals dipped slightly in 2006 but bounced back this year, and grew to a new high in the case of setting higher restrictions on auto emissions.

Gallup finds much less support for expanding the use of nuclear energy or opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska for oil exploration.

The percentages favoring each of the eight proposals tested range from a high of 86% for spending government money to develop alternative sources of fuel for automobiles, to a low of 41% for oil drilling in the Alaskan wilderness.

Next, I am going to read some specific environmental proposals. For each one, please say whether you generally favor or oppose it.







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