(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – A majority of adults in the United States think the federal government should refrain from drilling for oil and natural gas in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to a poll by CBS News and the New York Times. 57 per cent of respondents disapprove of any changes to existing legislation.
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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – More adults in the United States think climate change is the world’s most pressing environmental issue, according to a poll by Stanford University released by the Washington Post and ABC News. 33 per cent of respondents believe global warming is the world’s main ecological issue, up 17 points in a year.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in the United States have a clear idea of which environmental policies their federal administration should pursue, according to a poll by Gallup released by USA Today. 86 per cent of respondents support spending government money to develop alternate sources of fuel for automobiles.
A modern country seems to be pedaling backwards in both international and domestic policies. How worried should the world be?
Gabriela Perdomo – As Vladimir Putin enters his last year in Russia’s presidency, his tone and decisions turn more and more aggressive. Both at home and abroad, the once-diplomatic head of state is loosening up and speaking his mind, wielding his weapons and pointing his finger like it is his last chance to do so.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – More adults in the United States think their government should focus on energy preservation, according to a poll by Gallup released by USA Today. 64 per cent of respondents believe the U.S. should emphasize more conservation by consumers of existing energy supplies, up nine points in a year.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most Canadian adults believe climate change is a reality, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 77 per cent of respondents are convinced that global warming is happening, 21 per cent think it may be occurring, and only two per cent flatly reject it.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Few people in the United States and Ukraine believe climate change is particularly menacing, according to a poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and WorldPublicOpinion.org. 46 per cent of Americans and 33 per cent of Ukrainians think global warming is a critical threat.
The debate begins to focus on action in Canada and Britain, but not in America.
Mario Canseco – For the past year, the polling world has been dominated by questions related to the environment, and specifically, on the perceptions of global citizens about climate change.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Adults in Russia have a clear idea of the way their country’s foreign policy should be implemented, according to a poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 37 per cent of respondents want their government to solve existing questions with former Soviet republics through regular diplomatic channels.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – More adults in Russia believe a merger with another former Soviet republic is now unnecessary, according to a poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 39 per cent of respondents believe Belarus should be treated as just another state, up 14 points since April 2002.