Essential Report

Action on climate change

Jun 7, 2016

Q. Which of the following actions on climate change would you most support?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Sep 2014 Jul 2015 Sep 2015
Incentives for renewable energy 49%   50% 48% 58% 54%   50% 45% 45%
An emissions trading scheme 13%   15% 11% 24% 9%   12% 14% 11%
The Government’s direct action policy 10%   10% 12% 11% 9%   10% 10% 10%
No action required 12%   7% 15% 19%   11% 11% 12%
Don’t know 17%   17% 13% 7% 9%   17% 20% 22%

In taking action on climate change, 49% most support incentives for renewable energy, 13% most support an emissions trading scheme and 10% most support the Government‘s direct action policy – while 12% say no action is required. This represents little change since this question was asked in September.

All groups are most likely to support incentives for renewable energy.

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