Maryland Voters Concerned About Climate Change, Support Bold Action

February 26, 2021

As the Maryland state legislature debates critical issues that will define a cleaner, greener future for Maryland, a newly released poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and Strong Future Maryland offers an important perspective.

Two-thirds of Maryland voters agree that the General Assembly and other policy makers should take climate change into account when deciding how to vote on energy and economic development policy. Maryland voters continue to place a high premium on state-level action when it comes to carbon emissions and climate change.Three in five Maryland voters (60 percent) support the General Assembly passing major legislation to achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, with a plurality of voters (39 percent) strongly supporting such legislation.

Additionally, 64 percent of Maryland voters support the creation of a carbon tax paid by companies based on how much carbon they emit, while just 25 percent oppose such a tax. 

Please click here to see the full polling memo.

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