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Survey: Californians Don´t Blame Their Own Driving for Bad Air Quality

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Californians see air pollution as a major problem and blame automobile use as the main culprit. But a new study released today says few Golden State residents think their own driving is part of the problem.

A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 58 percent of Californians believe air pollution is a serious health threat. And 47 percent of state residents see vehicle emissions as the primary cause. Less than half of survey respondents said they are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about how their own driving contributes to poor air quality.

The institute conducted telephone interviews with about 2,000 adults between June 4 and June 15.