This report analyzes Albertans' opinions about their provincial government's carbon reduction strategies.
After two years of experience with the Alberta government’s carbon levy and rebate policies, nearly two-thirds of Albertans (65.4%) remain opposed, almost as many as those opposed at the same time in 2016 before full details of the rebate structure where known to voters (67.2%). Slightly more than one-third of Albertans are supportive (34.6%), similar to the one-third (32.8%) who thought similarly in 2016. Only 6.1% of Albertans were undecided about these policies while 0.8% refused to answer, these cases have been removed from the tabular data below.
Opposition is much more intense than is support. For example, nearly half of Albertans (48.8%) are strongly opposed to the government’s carbon program while only 12.7% are strongly supportive. Moderate support (21.9%) is only slightly greater than moderate opposition (16.5%).
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Provincial Politics - Carbon Plan 2019.pdf