Embargoed until 6am, Tuesday 9 November 2010
Aussies vote NO to introducing a price on carbon
Most Australians would prefer that the Government never introduce a price on carbon.
In response to the statement: The Government should introduce a price on carbon, 53% of Australians voted never.
The findings were revealed in a recent survey of over 1100 Australians conducted by Youi Insurance during the months of September to November, 2010.
The nation also appears divided on when a carbon price should be introduced.
27% of respondents believe the Government should introduce a price on carbon this year, 10% say next year, whilst 10% believe the Government should only do so in 5 years time.
Brendon Dyer from Youi Insurance said it appeared respondents felt that introducing a price on carbon would lead to an increase in their day to day living expenses.
"There is a fear of the unknown. The majority of respondents believe that introducing a price on carbon will lead to an increase in such basics as fuel and electricity," he said.
Youi Insurance is a national insurer that rewards its customers with cheaper premiums if they use their cars less.
The average mid-sized sedan emits 3.6* tonnes of carbon each year.
* Based on travelling 15,000km annually
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* Poll conducted on the Youi website from 22 September 5 November 2010.
The Government should introduce a price on carbon:
This year 299 votes (27%)
Next year 111 votes (10%)
In Five Year's Time 115 votes (10%)
Never 594 votes (53%)
TOTAL 1119 votes
SOURCE: Youi Insurance