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Most People Back Net Zero - But Not When It Impacts Their Finances

Sep 20, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    20% Somewhat Conservative

  • Reliability

    60% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    22% Somewhat Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    20% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

60% : "I guess what he's trying to achieve here is that policies that incur a direct financial cost are a hard sell in a cost of living crisis," Crouch explained.
59% : Polling has shown that most people across the UK want government action and are enthusiastic about net zero policies, but that support starts to waver when people feel like it might cost them money.
56% : People are much less comfortable with policies that are going to have direct financial costs during this kind of period.
50% : "But he said that people do not tend to see the "wider green agenda" as a "net cost", and support policies such as investment in renewables, increasing green infrastructure and more jobs being provided in those sectors as a "net positive for the economy".
37% : Sam Hall, the director of the Conservative Environment Network, a group that includes MPs and peers, told PoliticsHome that he does not think there are equivalent environmental dividing lines in seats across the country and that "more generally" he believes "the public wants to see action on climate change".

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