A poll by YouGov found that 44% of adults in Britain supported “holding a national referendum to decide whether or not the U.K. pursues a Net Zero carbon policy”, with 27% opposed, while 29% said they did not know. When the “don’t knows” were excluded, 62% wanted a referendum. A poll on the same question a year ago found that 58% wanted a ballot on the issue. Excluding “don’t knows”, 66% of 2019 Labour voters backed a poll, compared with 60% of Liberal Democrat voters and 56% of Conservative voters.
Lib Dem voters were the most decisive group, with only 15% “don’t knows”, compared with 25% for Labour and 24% for the Tories. Both Remainers and Leavers supported a referendum, at 58% and 61% of those expressing an opinion, respectively. The survey was commissioned by Car26, which is campaigning for a referendum on Net Zero and a pause in carbon-related regulations until such a ballot is held.