WWF Survey on Attitudes Towards Commercial Whaling in the Caribbean and the Pacific
Commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund in 2006, this study investigated public opinion in ten Pacific and Caribbean countries to measure opinions about commercial whaling. The issues investigated included awareness of the International Whaling Commission, whether or not countries should vote for a return to commercial whaling (defined as votes for proposals to establish commercial quotas), and support for votes in the past to return to commercial whaling.
In the Pacific, in each country a majority of people are unaware of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), are against their country voting for a return to commercial whaling, and if their country has voted for a return in the past, a majority of people think that their country should not have done so.
In the Caribbean, in four countries the majority of people are aware of the IWC, but in none of the five countries does a majority think their country should vote for a return to commercial whaling, or think their country should have, in the past, voted for a return to commercial whaling.
Please refer to the WWF website or the link below for the full 20-page research report, which includes overall survey results and detailed data by country.