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MA Poll On Climate Change Says …

MA Poll On Climate Change Says …

From The Taunton Gazette:

A majority of Massachusetts residents anticipate a need for “major” state and federal policy changes to stop climate change, and 70 percent think they’ll need to make at least moderate changes to how they live, according to new poll results.

The MassInc Polling Group’s survey of 2,318 Massachusetts residents was conducted between Oct. 10 and Nov. 8, 2019 and released Monday, four days after the state Senate passed climate legislation that included deadlines for the state to impose carbon-pricing mechanisms in the transportation sector, homes and commercial buildings.

Seventy-nine percent of respondents said climate change will be a serious problem for Massachusetts if it is left unaddressed, and 56 percent said officials here should act ahead of other states to address it. Another 22 percent said Massachusetts should act at the same time as other states, while 4 percent favored waiting for others to go first and 12 percent said the state should take no action.

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