Nature-Mildenberger et al. (2022): Limited impacts of carbon tax rebate programmes on public support for carbon pricing

Matto Mildenberger, Erick Lachapelle, Kathryn Harrison, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen IN: Nature Climate Change (2022);

Here the authors used survey data from Canada and Switzerland, the only countries with climate rebate programmes, to show low public awareness and substantial underestimation of climate rebate amounts. In both countries, the authours found that perceptions of climate rebates were structured less by informed assessments of economic interest than by partisan identities. These results suggest limited effects of existing rebate programmes, to date, in reshaping the politics of carbon taxation.