Poll: Americans Approve Fuel Standards Increase

June 8, 2007
GMI survey covers 14 countries; finds serious, growing public concern about climate change

The first annual World Environment Review poll conducted in 14 countries by market intelligence specialists GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), reveals that a majority of Americans want strong government action against climate change, with 74 percent demonstrating concern, and 67 percent believing the seasons are no longer arriving at the same time of year.

GMI surveyed some 14,188 online consumers across 14 countries for their opinions on climate change. GMI's aim is to provide enterprises and governments with detailed data and insights into public attitudes that can be used as a tool for developing environmental policies, strategies, as well as "green" products and services.

Other U.S. research findings include:

  • 78 percent of Americans want the government to raise fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, and 79 percent think the government should do more to increase the sales of hybrid cars.
  • 74 percent want the government to do more to increase the use of public transportation.
  • Americans felt that the government should make it easier for them to buy the following: renewable energy (73 percent), energy-efficient products (67 percent), solar panels (59 percent), hybrid cars (72 percent) and carbon offsets (37 percent).

For more information about the annual World Environment Review, visit http://www.gmi-mr.com/gmipoll/

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Brad Kenney | Chief Marketing Officer

Brad Kenney is the former Technology Editor of IndustryWeek and now serves as director of the mobile/social platforms practice at R/GA, a global marketing/advertising firm in New York City.

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