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ETS Poll

ResearchNZ polled 501 people from 22 June to 30 June on the Emissions Trading Scheme:

  • 58% said they do not understand the ETS well, 16% said they did and 24% were in the middle
  • 49% said they are in favour of the ETS, with 44% disagreeing
  • If costs increase for consumers then only 37% in favour and 63% against
  • 57% say NZ should lead by example when it comes to reducing emissions and 38% say wait and see what other countries do
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ShapeNZ Emissions Trading Poll

Polling Company: ShapeNZ (part of New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development)

Poll Method: Internet Sample (not fully random)

Poll Size: 2,204 (2.1% margin of error)

Date: to to 11 September 2008

Client: NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development

Report: NZBCSD Media Release

References: NZ Herald

  • 25% says climate change is an urgent problem, 51% say a problem now , 9% a problem for later and 13% not a problem.
  • 25% say NZ’s response to climate change has been too quick, 39% about right and 33% too slow.
  • 39% support an ETS and 29% do not.
  • Only 10% say they are well informed on the ETS with 46% somewhat informed, 28% somewhat uninformed and 13% uninformed.

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Emissions Trading Scheme Poll

Polling Company: DigiPoll

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 514 (4.2% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 20 to 27 June 2008

Client: Exceltium

Report: exceltium-poll-results-final

Emission Tradings Scheme

  • 34.2% support ETS legislation, 24.3% oppose
  • 45.1% thing climate change is caused by humans and am important issues which must be addressed alongside other major global issues such as hunger
  • 49.2% say NZ should be one of the worl’s leaders on climate change and work at the same pace as other countries determined to make a difference
  • 42.8% are prepared to pay an extra $10 a week in energy costs to tackle climate change. At $20 a week only 16.3% are prepared and at $40 a week only 4.8% are prepared.
  • 47.9% agree NZ’s climate change policies are mainly about our politicians wanting to grandstand on the world stage.
  • Only 33.9% think NZ should proceed with the ETS legislation rather than wait a month to see what the Australian scheme looks like.
  • 34.4% say the ETS as written won’t cut carbon emissions enough to make a difference, with 26.7% disagreeing.

Note there are 14 pages of detailed results in the full report.

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