PECC Research Brief on the Green Industrial Revolution

The PECC Lab has just released a new study on public support for the Green Industrial Revolution. In this Research Brief, we present results from an original nationally representative survey of approximately 3,000 respondents from the UK.

For full details, please read the full report.

Executive Summary:

  • The Prime Minister has recently unveiled a ten-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution to meet net-zero emissions targets.
  • We conducted an original survey experiment to causally identify the public’s support for particular points of this plan and their overall level of support.
  • Public support is increased substantially by consumer grants for electric vehicles, funding of electric public transport, planting of trees, and wind power.
  • Investment in air and sea vehicles and nuclear power does not meaningfully increase the public’s support.
  • An ambitious version of the Green Industrial Revolution sees majority support amongst the public, while taking no action is widely opposed.
  • This ambitious version of the Green Industrial Revolution sees support across party lines, being similarly popular amongst Conservative and Labour supporters.
Liam F. Beiser-McGrath
Liam F. Beiser-McGrath
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics