Global Warming Tops Canadian Survey
Although the public seems well aware of the issue, the study reports that 72 percent of Canadians think the federal government and 70 percent think the provincial governments are not doing enough to tackle global warming.
The study noted that 32 percent view municipalities as more likely to be viewed as taking the right amount of action. Even at this level, however, 59 percent of Canadians would like to see more action through eco-friendly programs and policies.
The study also shows that, in general, Canadians are most willing to do the relatively easy and cost-free activities to reduce their environmental footprint. The top three actions that Canadians are most likely to take to help the environment are recycling, purchasing appliances that are energy efficient, and replacing traditional light bulbs with environmentally-friendly ones.
Publication date: 09/17/2007