Australians are far less split on partisan lines than Americans on whether they accept the need to act on climate change, and are far more likely regardless of party allegiance to be willing to pay a carbon tax to cut fossil fuel use, a study has found.

The Guardian Australia reports on an opinion poll published by USSC that found a majority of both Australians and Americans said climate change was happening at least in significant part due to human activity, and they would support a plan to cut fossil fuel use by raising taxes, including a carbon tax.