Almost Half of Ontarians Support Carbon Pricing, Even if Costs Go Up Toronto, ON, February 27th, 2018 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by Forum Research, on behalf of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, amongst 1005 Ontario voters, Almost half (TOP2: 46%) of Ontarians supports having a price on carbon emissions, even if it makes some things more expensive. Just under a third (BTM2: 28%) say they would oppose a price on carbon if it made some things more expensive. About one-sixth (18%) say they would neither support nor oppose a carbon tax if it made some things more expensive, while about 1 in 10 say they do not know (8%). Respondents most likely to say they support a price on carbon emissions, even if it makes some things more expensive include those aged 35-44 (50%) or 55-64 (49%), females (50%), the most wealthy (57%), with a post-graduate degree (54%), living in Northern Ontario (50%) or Toronto (48%), and supporting the Liberals (71%).
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