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Overall, half of Canadians (52%, -8 since October) and Americans
(49%, +7) say that that global warming is a fact and is mostly caused by
emissions from vehicles and industrial facilities. Only 43 per cent of
Britons (-4) agree with this assessment.
In the United States, one-in-five respondents (20%, -5) think that
global warming is a theory that has not yet been proven, along with 20
per cent of Britons (+2) and 14 per cent of Canadians (=).
More than half of Canadians (55%, -6) believe it is more important to
protect the environment, even at the risk of hampering economic growth,
while 22 per cent (+4) would prefer to foster economic growth, even at
the risk of damaging the environment.
In the United States, 47 per cent of respondents (+2) would emphasize
protecting the environment, while 26 per cent (-4) would foster
economic growth. The biggest change since last year comes in Britain,
where only 40 per cent of respondents would protect the environment
(-11) and 33 per cent would prefer to foster economic growth (+11).