A new study released by the University of Montreal sheds some light on the views of Canadians when it comes to Climate Change. The survey was published today by the university and breaks down the results region by region and riding by riding, including Sault Ste. Marie.
The survey estimates and visualizes differences in opinion across the country, allowing a clearer picture of the diversity of Canadian perceptions, attitudes, and support for policy to come into focus.
In all,7 questions were asked and the results compiled.
When it comes to Sault Ste. Marie, when asked, Do you think the Earth is getting warmer, 85 % said yes compared to 83% Nationally.
Meanwhile 63% of Sault Ste. Marie residents think the Earth is getting warmer mostly because of human activity compared to 60% Nationally.
When asked if you support Increased taxes on Carbon Based Fuels , 54% in Sault Ste. Marie said yes matching the results of the Province and Nationally. 60% of those asked in Sault Ste. Marie also support a Cap and Trade System.
Model estimates in the maps were derived from public responses to the questions and you can view all the findings at https://www.umontreal.ca/climat/engl