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The importance of perceived fairness to public opinion about climate change policies

A meta-analytic approach based on 89 datasets across 33 countries was used to assess the relative strength of 15 determinants of public opinion about climate change taxes and laws. The results showed that fairness was the most important determinant of public opinion, whereas knowledge about climate change, self-enhancement values and demographic factors showed weak effects.

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Fig. 1: Visual summary of the relationship between determinants of and public opinion about climate change taxes and laws.

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This is a summary of: Bergquist, M. et al. Meta-analyses of fifteen determinants of public opinion about climate change taxes and laws. Nat. Clim. Change https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01297-6 (2022).

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The importance of perceived fairness to public opinion about climate change policies. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 226–227 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01299-4

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