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New Survey Finds Californians Concerned About Air Pollution.

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recently announced the release of a new survey on the environment, the results of which indicate that six in 10 Californians (57 percent) believe air pollution in their region presents "at least a somewhat serious health threat" to themselves and their families, with 42 percent of survey respondents citing vehicle emissions as the greatest contributor to air pollution.

Furthermore, PPIC noted that three in four respondents (75 percent) voiced support for more stringent air pollution standards for cars, trucks and SUVs, with 66 percent saying they support such standards even if they would increase the cost of purchasing a vehicle. Additionally, PPIC said seven in 10 Californians (69 percent) said they would "seriously consider" the purchase or lease of a hybrid electric vehicle, with 56 percent willing to do so regardless of increased cost.

PPIC also noted that 77 percent of respondents expressed support for stronger pollution controls for cargo ships, trucks and trains.

The survey, made possible by funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is a special edition of the PPIC Statewide Survey.

Contact: PPIC, website http://www.ppic.org.

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