May 25, 2012
Poll: Majority of N.J. Residents Call Climate Change a ‘Real Concern,’ Want Government to Take Larger Role. According to a new Kean University/NJ Speaks poll, New Jersey residents overwhelmingly view climate change and global warming as a serious threat and believe that government should play a larger role in protecting the environment. Of those surveyed, 71 percent were concerned about the possible effects of climate change and global warming, while 69 percent of those who expressed concern also believed human activity has contributed to global warming and other environmental problems. Additionally, 66 percent of respondents said government should take a larger role when it comes to protecting the environment.