Does the framing of climate policies make a difference to public support? Evidence from UK marginal constituencies

Lockwood, Matthew (2011) Does the framing of climate policies make a difference to public support? Evidence from UK marginal constituencies. Climate Policy, 11 (4). pp. 1097-1112. ISSN 1469-3062

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Abstract

Public support for climate policies is essential to underpin their credibility, but evidence suggests that an environmental basis for that support is not strong. It has been suggested that framing climate policies in other terms, such as energy security or job creation, will build a more sustainable political basis for bold climate policies. This approach is explored using data from a survey in 157 UK marginal constituencies. Framing does make a difference to support for the expansion of renewable energy, but not to support for policies on energy efficiency and financial assistance to developing countries. The data also show key differences in levels of support for policies between different socio-demographic and voter groups.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF1338 Public administration
Depositing User: Matthew Lockwood
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 15:46
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 15:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82510
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