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Voters are less in favour of paying higher taxes or prices for net zero

Half (50%) of people say they would be “happy to pay more in taxes if it leads to less carbon being emitted into the atmosphere”. Lower income groups such as renters (45%), C1C2s (46%), DE (45%) and non-degree holders (45%) – as well as low income voters generally (45%) – say they would not be willing to pay higher taxes to tackle climate change. The groups most willing to pay higher taxes include degree holders (56%) and high income voters (60%).

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