There have been a lot of changes in the United States recently with some striking rulings being handed down by the country’s court system. The most recent was related to the overturning of Roe v. Wade who left the country in a state of shock, not to mention the massive uproar he managed to create.
This, combined with a growing economic downturn in the country, has really left little hope for positivity. Let’s not forget to mention another environmental decision that was recently overturned by the United States Supreme Court.
On June 30, we saw the adoption of a decision that essentially prevented the federal government from intervening and controlling the number of greenhouse gas emissions produced by power plants.
As the Chief Justice recently revealed, these types of decisions and the broad magnitude with which they come is up to Congress or whatever agency pursues the decision as a delegation belonging to their respective body.
A recent chart has come into the public eye thanks to a survey by YouGov. He asked a number of adults from the United States about their thoughts on the issues affecting the country these days and what needs more focus.
And that’s when a number of unique responses came into play. Interestingly, the results proved that almost 50% of the respondents felt that the major problem affecting the nation was the economic crisis and that’s why more efforts must be concentrated in this direction.
Meanwhile, 50% of those who responded felt that climate change issues needed to be given more prominence, as it was the duty of the country to start making changes before the situation got out of control.
They also felt that this growing problem was more important to solve than the current economic crisis.
And if we really break down the statistics, it was revealed that 20% of those who felt tackling climate change was important identified themselves as Republicans. On the other hand, 73% of Americans polled who thought the declining economy was no bigger issue than climate change identified as Democrats.
On the other hand, there was another question mentioned in the survey, asking respondents if they had heard of the ongoing case between West Virginia and the EPA before the court verdict was received. .
Surprisingly, two-thirds of respondents said no. Additionally, we’d like to share that 18 different states had opposed previous rulings on the matter, joining West Virginia. These have been identified as the famous red states which include Texas and Alabama.
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