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According to Pew Research Center, about two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government is not doing enough to address the effects of climate change. While a majority of American adults recognize that climate change is a real problem, there is less consensus on what to do to address the worsening climate crisis. Solutions such as planting more trees to absorb carbon emissions have garnered broad bipartisan support. Approval of taxing companies based on their emissions output or introducing stricter emissions standards for vehicles, on the other hand, seems to fall in favor of the parties, with 86-89% of respondents of Democratic leanings supporting these measures, against 52 to 55% of Republicans. – leaning respondents.

However, attitudes towards climate change policies are divided by more than just political party affiliation. Other important demographic factors include generational differences, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and proximity to a coastline where natural disasters are increasingly frequent. Economic dependence on fossil fuels also plays a significant role in whether people support or oppose climate change action at the local and federal levels. In order to analyze what Lincoln residents think about climate change policies, Stacker compiled statistics using data from the Yale Climate Change Communication Program. The data comes from a survey conducted in 2020.

– Support for Lincoln in funding renewable energy research: 87.6%

—#42 highest among all metros

— 1.9% higher than the national average

Metros where the most people support funding research into renewable energy sources

#1. Ithaca, NY: 90.4% support funding research into renewable energy sources

#2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: 90.3%

#3. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH: 90.1%

Metros with the fewest people supporting renewable energy research funding

#1. Amarillo, Texas: 79.0% support funding research into renewable energy sources

#2. Houma-Thibodaux, LA: 79.7%

#3. Longview, TX: 79.7%

– Support for Lincoln for the regulation of CO2 as a pollutant: 74.7%

—#98 highest among all metros

— 0.1% higher than the national average

Metros where most people support regulating CO2 as a pollutant

#1. Ithaca, NY: 82.9% support regulating CO2 as a pollutant

#2. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 80.4%

#3. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH: 80.3%

Metros where the fewest people support the regulation of CO2 as a pollutant

#1. Provo-Orem, UT: 65.0% support regulating CO2 as a pollutant

#2. Amarillo, TX: 65.2%

#3. Midland, TX: 65.3%

– Support for Lincoln to set strict limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 68.4%

— #80 highest among all metros

— 0.7% higher than the national average

Metros where most people favor setting hard limits for existing coal-fired power plants

#1. Urban Honolulu, HI: 81.1% support setting hard limits for existing coal-fired power plants

#2. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 78.5%

#3. Ithaca, NY: 78.2%

Metros where fewest people support setting hard limits for existing coal-fired power plants

#1. Farmington, NM: 46.3% support setting hard limits for existing coal-fired power plants

#2. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH: 49.2%

#3. Longview, TX: 51.4%

– Support for Lincoln to force fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax and use the money to reduce other taxes (such as income tax) by an equal amount: 68.4%

—#93 highest among all metros

— 0.6% higher than the national average

Metros where most people support requiring fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax and use the money to reduce other taxes (such as income tax) from an equal amount

#1. Ithaca, NY: 77.1% support forcing fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax and use the money to reduce other taxes (such as income tax) by an equal amount

#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: 76.9%

#3. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii: 76.7%

Metros where the fewest people support requiring fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax and use the money to reduce other taxes (such as income tax) by an equal amount

#1. Provo-Orem, UT: 53.1% support forcing fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax and use the money to reduce other taxes (such as income tax) by one equal amount

#2. Casper, Wyoming: 53.9%

#3. St. George, Utah: 54.2%

– Support for Lincoln to require utilities to produce 20% of electricity from renewable sources: 64.9%

— #99 highest among all metros

— Same as national average

Metros where most people argue that utilities should generate 20% electricity from renewable sources

#1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: 72.8% support requiring utilities to generate 20% electricity from renewable sources

#2. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 72.2%

#3. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii: 72.2%

Metros where fewest people support requiring utilities to generate 20% of electricity from renewable sources

#1. Provo-Orem, UT: 52.2% support requiring utilities to generate 20% electricity from renewable sources

#2. Decatur, AL: 54.7%

#3. Johnson City, TN: 55.5%

– Support for Lincoln to offer tax breaks to people who buy energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels: 82.2%

— #114 highest among all metros

— 0.1% higher than the national average

Metros where most people support giving tax breaks to people who buy fuel-efficient vehicles or solar panels

#1. Ithaca, NY: 86.6% support for giving tax refunds to people who buy energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels

#2. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH: 86.1%

#3. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 86.0%

Metros where fewest people support offering tax breaks for people who buy fuel-efficient vehicles or solar panels

#1. Amarillo, TX: 75.2% support offering tax rebates to people who buy fuel-efficient vehicles or solar panels

#2. Houma-Thibodaux, LA: 75.3%

#3. Texarkana, TX-AR: 76.0%

– Support for Lincoln for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 32.5%

— #223 highest among all metros

— 0.9% higher than the national average

Subways where most people support oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

#1. Dalton, Georgia: 43.7% support oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

#2. Lima, Ohio: 41.6%

#3. Enid, Agree: 41.4%

Subways where fewest people support oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

#1. Ann Arbor, MI: 21.9% support oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

#2. Ithaca, NY: 22.5%

#3. Corvallis, OR: 23.1%

– Support for Lincoln to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas off the US coast: 51.1%

— #253 highest among all metros

— 1.0% lower than the national average

Metros where most people support the expansion of offshore drilling for oil and natural gas off the US coast

#1. Lake Charles, LA: 69.4% support expanding offshore drilling for oil and natural gas off the US coast

#2. Alexandria, LA: 68.9%

#3. Decatur, AL: 67.7%

Metros where fewest people support expanding offshore drilling for oil and natural gas off the US coast

#1. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA: 34.6% support expanding offshore drilling for oil and natural gas off the US coast

#2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: 36.6%

#3. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California: 37.0%