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Results of 'green' poll of IBJ Daily subscribers

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OVERALL PERCEPTIONS
I believe climate change is a serious problem.
Strongly agree: 33%
Agree: 28%
Neither agree nor disagree: 11%
Disagree: 13%
Strongly disagree: 16%

I believe global warming is manmade rather than from natural causes.
Strongly agree: 28%
Agree: 29%
Neither agree nor disagree: 14%
Disagree: 10%
Strongly disagree: 18%

I believe carbon dioxide emissions should be regulated.
Strongly agree: 29%
Agree: 38%
Neither agree nor disagree: 10%
Disagree: 9%
Strongly disagree: 13%

What is the United States’ best option for our energy future? (Some participants cited more than one response.)
Wind and solar: 74%
Nuclear: 53%
Expand domestic oil production: 39%
Coal: 24%
Continue to import foreign oil: 5%
Some other option: 20%

 

PERCEPTIONS ABOUT INDIANA
Do you believe air quality in Indiana has gotten better, worse or stayed the same over the past 20 years?
Gotten better: 29%
Stayed the same: 34%
Gotten worse: 37%

Do you believe water quality in Indiana has gotten better, worse or stayed the same over the past 20 years?
Gotten better: 36%
Stayed the same: 27%
Gotten worse: 37%

CLUNKERS
“Cash for Clunkers” is a federal program that will provide up to $4,500 in incentives to consumers who trade in certain vehicles for autos that consume less fuel. Is “Cash for Clunkers” good environmental policy, good economic policy, both or neither?
Good environmental policy: 17%
Good economic policy: 6%
Both good economic-environmental policy: 30%
Neither good economic-environmental policy: 47%

NUCLEAR ENERGY
I would support the construction of nuclear power plants in Indiana.
Strongly agree: 25%
Agree: 35%
Neither agree nor disagree: 15%
Disagree: 13%
Strongly disagree: 12%

I would support the storing of nuclear waste in Indiana.
Strongly agree: 5%
Agree: 21%
Neither agree nor disagree: 24%
Disagree: 23%
Strongly disagree: 26%

MASS TRANSIT
I believe Indiana should spend taxpayer money to subsidize construction of wind farms.
Strongly agree: 12%
Agree: 37%
Neither agree nor disagree: 15%
Disagree: 22%
Strongly disagree: 15%

I believe the Indianapolis area should pursue mass transit on a broad scale.
Strongly agree: 41%
Agree: 37%
Neither agree nor disagree: 10%
Disagree: 8%
Strongly disagree: 3%

I would support an increase in the gasoline tax to support mass transit.
Strongly agree: 15%
Agree: 36%
Neither agree nor disagree: 12%
Disagree: 20%
Strongly disagree: 17%

How much of an increase would you support?
10 cents per gallon: 55%
20 cents per gallon: 28%
50 cents per gallon: 9%
More than 50 cents per gallon: 9%

RECYCLING
I believe recycling should be mandatory in the Indianapolis area.
Strongly agree: 36%
Agree: 30%
Neither agree nor disagree: 12%
Disagree: 13%
Strongly disagree: 8%

I would pay extra to finance mandatory recycling.
Strongly agree: 13%
Agree: 31%
Neither agree nor disagree: 14%
Disagree: 21%
Strongly disagree: 21%

How much of an increase would you be willing to pay?
$5 a month: 67%
$12 a month: 20%
$15 a month: 13%

VEHICLE EMISSIONS
I believe vehicle emissions should be tested in the Indianapolis area.
Strongly agree 19%
Agree 38%
Neither agree nor disagree 17%
Disagree 17%
Strongly disagree 8%

BUSINESSES
Should businesses base investments in energy efficiency solely on the bottom line, or should environmental benefits and other factors be taken into consideration?
Investments should be made for the bottom line: 11%
Environmental benefits should be taken into account: 29%
Both bottom line/environmental benefits: 59%
Neither bottom line/environmental benefits: 1%

Does your workplace recycle?
Yes: 82%
No: 18%

Does your company consider the “greenness” of a product or company as a primary consideration when deciding to purchase a product or service?
Yes: 38%
No: 62%

Has your company generated additional revenue by representing itself as a “green” company or by selling “green” products?
Yes: 24%
No: 76%

Note: Some totals are not 100 due to rounding.

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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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