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Title: Carbon Tax Acceptability with Information Provision and Mixed Revenue Uses
Authors: Maestre-Andrés, S.
Drews, S.
Savin, I.
van den Bergh, J.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nature Research
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Citation: Carbon Tax Acceptability with Information Provision and Mixed Revenue Uses / S. Maestre-Andrés, S. Drews, I. Savin et al. // Nature Communications. — 2021. — Vol. 12. — Iss. 1. — 7017.
Abstract: Public acceptability of carbon taxation depends on its revenue use. Which single or mixed revenue use is most appropriate, and which perceptions of policy effectiveness and fairness explain this, remains unclear. It is, moreover, uncertain how people’s prior knowledge about carbon taxation affects policy acceptability. Here we conduct a survey experiment to test how distinct revenue uses, prior knowledge, and information provision about the functioning of carbon taxation affect policy perceptions and acceptability. We show that spending revenues on climate projects maximises acceptability as well as perceived fairness and effectiveness. A mix of different revenue uses is also popular, notably compensating low-income households and funding climate projects. In addition, we find that providing information about carbon taxation increases acceptability for unspecified revenue use and for people with more prior tax knowledge. Furthermore, policy acceptability is more strongly related to perceived fairness than to perceived effectiveness. © 2021, The Author(s).
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85120899057
PURE ID: 29148361
ISSN: 2041-1723
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This research was funded by a RecerCaixa 2016 project titled “understanding Societal Views on Carbon Pricing” and by an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme [grant agreement n° 741087]. I.S. acknowledges financial support from the Russian Science Foundation [RSF grant number 19-18-00262]. We thank the EVOCLIM team for valuable comments.
RSCF project card: 19-18-00262
CORDIS project card: H2020: 741087
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