An overwhelming majority of Latinos in the United States want strong presidential action to curb the threat of climate change, according to new poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council by Latino Decisions.
“Here’s an important message for our political leaders, and it cuts across party lines: Latinos intensely support taking action on climate change and fighting air pollution,” said Adrianna Quintero, senior attorney for NRDC and Founder of Voces Verdes.
“Latinos in the U.S. recognize the threat that climate change poses to the well being of our families and the future of our community in this country and abroad, and want our leaders to solve it”, said Quintero.
“That’s why, today, Latinos are speaking up loud and clear: it’s time to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate chaos and threatening our children’s future.”
Indeed, the new survey showed that support for climate action among Latinos is broad and deep:
Nationally, nine in 10 Latinos want the government to take action against the dangers of global warming and climate change.
Of those, 68 percent of Republican Latinos say that it is important—including 46 percent of Republicans who say it’s very or extremely important—for our government to tackle global warming and climate change.
Nationally, eight in 10 Latinos want President Obama to curb the carbon pollution that causes climate change.
Of those, 54 percent of Republicans, 88 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of Independents support presidential action.
Nationally, 86 percent of Latinos support setting limits on carbon pollution power plants discharge into the air to fight climate change.
Of those, 71 percent of Democrats, 44 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Independents strongly support setting limits on carbon pollution from power plants.
83 percent find this statement convincing: Climate change is causing our communities here in the U.S. to face more dangerous and extreme weather.
83 percent say they find this statement convincing: Climate change is causing our communities in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean to face more dangerous and extreme weather, who often have less resources to respond.
Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and their participation in the American political process is expected to double by 2030. Today, in the United States there are 53 million Latinos; 17 percent of the country’s population.
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