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Americans Still Want to Protect the Environment

Data show that the bad economy has not turned the public off to environmental protection.

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Given today’s economic problems, you’d think the public would be in a surly mood about environmental protection, seeing it as a secondary and perhaps conflicting priority to jobs and economic growth. That’s certainly what conservatives are hoping as they continue to push their environment-wrecking agenda.

Turns out, though, the public didn’t get the memo. CAP Senior Fellow Ruy Teixeira analyzes data from a recently released poll by Yale University’s and George Mason University’s climate change communication programs, which finds that the bad economy has not turned the public off to environmental protection.

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