More than three-quarters of Americans said they think cars and trucks are contributing factors to air pollution, according to a poll by the Natural Resources Defense Council published Aug. 4.
For the “Attitudes Toward Air Pollution, Transportation and Fuel Efficiency” poll, the Opinion Research Corporation surveyed 1,012 Americans representing Democrats, Republicans, and independents about their views on carbon pollution.
Specifically, the poll found that 77% of Americans said they think “cars and trucks contribute to the problem of air pollution” a great deal or somewhat. The view was reflected by 87% of Democrats, 77% of independents and 69% of Republicans.
The poll also found that 84% of women, and 82% of African Americans are somewhat more likely than men to think “cars and trucks contribute to the problem of air pollution” either a great deal or somewhat.
The poll was conducted from July 21 to July 24, and it has a 3.08% margin of error.