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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

The results of the Net Pulse Global Poll (conducted during the Jo'burg World Summit) have just been published. Amongst other things the poll's 25,000 voters felt that...

Governments bear the primary responsiblity for solving environmental problems, with citizens coming second, international organisations third and multinational business fourth...

Respondents from developed countries tended to want new environmental laws while those from South America and South East Asia tended to want better enforcement of existing laws.

Perhaps most surprisingly 86% of respondents said that they would be prepared to give up at least 1% of their income in return for "real environment quality improvement" while a generous 23% offered to give up more than 5% of their income!