A new poll out Monday finds that most Georgians want more sunshine in their state, and they’re all over the map.
The poll of 1,200 adults, conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia, found that 59 percent of those polled want the state to receive 10 percent more sunshine per year.
That would equal about 12 hours of sunshine per day.
Only 13 percent of respondents said the state should get less sunshine.
Only 10 percent of people said the amount of sunshine should be reduced.
Some Georgians think the sun should be “more like a cloud,” and some say the skywalk that opened last month in downtown Atlanta was too close to the Capitol building.
But many say they’d rather get more sunshine, with nearly half saying they’d like more than the 10 percent increase in sunshine they were told they would receive.
Some respondents also said they like to have a good view of the state from their front porch.
A majority said they would like to see more than 10 percent sun in the state.
“I like the view from the front porch, but I’d like to be able to see the Capitol and downtown Atlanta.
I don’t want to be in a cloud at night,” said Ashley Smith, 30, of Atlanta.
The survey also found that 55 percent of Georgians said they believe climate change is happening and a majority said that the country should focus on dealing with the problem.
Most said the country has a responsibility to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
But only 12 percent said the United States should focus more on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which is why many are not supportive of the Georgia’s new climate law, passed by the state legislature in April.