Essential Report

Most Effective Policy

Jul 18, 2011

Q. Which approach do you think would be most effective in reducing carbon emissions – the Government’s carbon pricing scheme or the Coalition’s proposal to pay companies to reduce emissions?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Government carbon pricing scheme 34% 72% 10% 64%
Coalition’s proposal to pay companies 28% 5% 52% 6%
Don’t know 37% 23% 38% 31%

34% think that the Government’s carbon pricing scheme would be the most effective in reducing emissions and 28% think the Coalition’s proposal would be more effective.

Strongest support for the Government’s scheme was shown by men (40%) and those aged under 35 (38%).

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