61% of Brits are Against Eco-Lockdowns to Meet ‘Net Zero Carbon’ Targets
61% of Brits polled by a YouGov/CAR26.Org survey, who expressed a preference, are opposed to having ‘Eco-Lockdowns’ in order for the UK to meet its Net Zero Carbon targets in the future.
YouGov/CAR26.Org asked: ‘To what extent would you support or oppose having ‘Eco-lockdowns’ (lockdowns for environmental reasons) in the future for the UK to meet its Net Zero Carbon targets.
From a sample of 1,648 adults surveyed between 22nd and 24th October 2021 weighted for demographics, then broken down by political allegiance, EU referendum voting, gender, age, social grade and region, 25% did not know whether or not they would support Eco-Lockdowns to meet Net Zero Carbon targets.
Only 28% supported Eco-Lockdowns. This was made up of 11% Strongly supporting eco-lockdowns and 17% tending to support.
Meanwhile, 46% opposed eco-lockdowns. 28% of which strongly opposed and 18% tended to oppose them.
This follows a YouGov/CAR26.Org survey published on Tues, 26th Oct 2021 revealing that 58% of Brits polled, that expressed a preference, also want a Carbon Net-Zero referendum.
CAR26.Org launched Tues, 26th Oct 2021 in advance of the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which commences on the 31st October 2021 from Glasgow.
According to CAR26.Org director, Lois Perry: “There is a very real fear amongst many that eco-Lockdowns will be the next excuse that’s used to curtail our movement and freedoms, the use of our vehicles and liberties in general.”
“We cannot allow any more infringements on our way of life while the science is allowed to be debated.”
“There is censorship and a referendum has not been held on the carbon Net Zero policies that are being implemented on our behalf.”
Miss Perry continues: “In an electric-only world without enough ‘clean’ power, what happens? Rationing. We’ll all be driving iPads the State can switch off at will.”
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,648 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 22nd – 24th October 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).