New poll cleverly mixes climate change, drought, wildfires and the oil and gas industry – California Globe

A new poll by the California Public Policy Institute cleverly mixes climate change, drought, wildfires, the oil and gas industry with thorny questions and likely demographics.

Here’s a PPIC opening prayer:

“With California facing a severe dry season and wildfires, public awareness of the impact of climate change as well as state policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has increased. The sharp increase in petroleum prices has led to discussions about expanding oil production and renewable energy sources.”

In one sentence, PPIC asserts that due to the current severe drought and wildfires, awareness of climate change is more widespread. And only the placement of the second sentence makes it sound like it would cost too much for oil and gas prices to make the country turn to renewable energy.

very smart.

The PPIC also asked about “rising sea levels”, “most severe heat waves”, “most severe droughts” and “most severe forest fires”.

Interestingly, they also asked about “government officials discussing other ways to deal with climate change:”

Q: Governor Newsom’s executive order banning the sale of all new petrol cars by 2035? Do you support or oppose this proposal?

48% valid
50% oppose
2% don’t know

Q: Governor Newsom’s plan that would ban the issuance of new hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – permits in California from 2024? Do you support the opposition to this proposal?

59% valid
38% oppose
3% do not know

However, looking at survey methods and questions reveals more.

PPIC spoke with 1,648 adult Californians. who are they:

703 Democrats registered

354 Republicans registered

342 There was no partisan preference

Of the 1,648 adults in California questioned:

401 were in Los Angeles

306 were in the middle of the valley

193 were in the Inland Empire

256 were in Orange County and San Diego

325 were in the San Francisco Bay Area

Of the 1,648 adults in California questioned:

792 male

856 females

Of the 1,648 adults in California questioned:

138 were African Americans

191 were Asian Americans

409 were Latinos

844 were white

Of the 1,648 adults in California questioned:

338 Profit less than 40 thousand dollars annually

412 earn between $40,000 and $79,999

836 earn over $80,000

The results: More Democrats, Los Angeles, and San Francisco were dominant, the majority of California adults questioned were white, and a much larger number of those questioned earned more than $80,000 annually.

Participants were asked:

  • When considering the election of California’s governor in November, how important are the candidates’ positions on the environment to you in determining your vote?
  • Regardless of your choice in the 2022 US House of Representatives elections, which of these candidates will do a better job of dealing with environmental issues in the United States: [rotate] The Republican candidate in your area or the Democratic candidate in your area?
  • Do you think climate change has contributed to the current drought in California or not? (Why didn’t PPIC ask “What do you think has contributed to the current drought in California?)
  • Do you think climate change contributed to the recent wildfires in California or not? (Why didn’t PPIC ask “What do you think contributed to the recent wildfires in California?)
  • How confident are you in the government in terms of its willingness to respond to the wildfires in your part of California?
  • On another topic, which of the following statements reflects your point of view? when The effects of climate change will start to happen?
  • Compared to other issues, would you say that addressing global climate change is…

24% is a big concern for me personally
57% is one of several concerns that are important to me
19% is not a big concern for me
– I do not know

  • How severe is the threat of climate change to the economy and quality of life for California’s future?

47% very dangerous
33% are somewhat serious
11% is not very dangerous
8% not serious at all
1% don’t know

They should have asked, “Are you still hitting your wife?”

This poll looks as if they had a desirable result, creating questions and demographics to draw that conclusion using a much larger number of Democrats polled, a much larger number of high-income Californians, and a much larger number of whites polled.

You can access the PPIC survey here.

#poll #cleverly #mixes #climate #change #drought #wildfires #oil #gas #industry #California #Globe

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.