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The 2015 Environmental Attitudes Survey of registered Latino voters nationwide found that Latinos see climate change as a consequence of human activity at…

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Earthjustice, in collaboration with Green Latinos, released a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions. The 2015 Environmental Attitudes Survey of registered Latino voters nationwide found that Latinos see climate change as a consequence of human activity at higher percentages than other Americans.

According to the poll, Latinos are committed to conservation, they care about the environment and specifically about its impact on their families. The majority of Latinos surveyed, 59 percent, believe green energy and environmental reform is good for economic opportunity and job growth.

Additionally, 72 percent of Latinos said they are somewhat to much more likely to support policies and candidates that seek to protect the environment. In direct correlation with these findings, Latinos also want to reward candidates and office-holders who address climate issues and reported feeling more favorably about officials who act on behalf of the environment.

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Latinos also reject the claim that there is a tradeoff between protecting the environment and fostering economic growth. In the survey, six out of ten Latinos have confidence that enacting stronger environmental laws will improve economic growth and create new jobs.

For more information visit Green Latinos.

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