More than half of young people would support a political party if they tackled air pollution, survey finds

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18th July 2018 12:25 - Chemicals

More than half of young people would support a political party if they tackled air pollution: Reducing air pollution is a major concern for young people, a survey has found, with over half saying they would back a political party if leaders offered to make it a top concern.
 
The poll for Conserative think tank, Bright Blue found that almost half of respondents felt that the Government is not doing enough to reduce toxic pollutants in the air and 40% said if a political party pledged to improve air quality and reduce pollution, they would be more likely to support them. When looking at younger voters (under 40) 54% said they would be more likely to support a political party dedicated to tackling air pollution. 
 
Almost two-thirds of respondents said they want the current government to improve air quality levels as a priority.
 
The survey also revealed most respondents think ministers are most responsible for pushing forward the process. Ten percent felt industries linked to air pollution and individuals should to take the lead, while 5% said it was automotive industries who should tackle the issue. 
 
Bright Blue researcher, Eamonn Ives said: “The government’s plans for reducing air quality have been widely criticised and deemed inadequate by the High Court. 
 
“The public clearly believe national government should play a bigger role – in fact, the biggest role – in introducing measures to reduce air pollution."
 
 
 
 

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Air pollution in the UK is believed to be a factor in the premature deaths of around 40,000 people every year.

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