Tagged with Public Opinion Surveys

Americans Now Support Renewables Over Fossil Fuels: Gallup

Gallup / by Brendan Moore and Stafford Nichols http://bit.ly/1q94YGI WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans still prefer energy conservation over production. After dwindling in recent years, Americans’ long-standing preference for emphasizing conservation over production in U.S. energy policy has rebounded, now matching levels seen in prior years. Currently 57% of Americans say the U.S. should emphasize conservation in … Continue reading

The Decline of Public Support for State Climate Change Policies: 2008-2013

National Surveys on Energy and Environment http://closup.umich.edu/files/ieep-nsee-2013-fall-state-policy-options.pdf [Press Release] Public support for some state climate change policies such as increasing fossil fuel taxes has significantly declined in the past five years, according to a University of Michigan survey. Opposition to states increasing fossil fuel taxes as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions increased by … Continue reading

“Fracking” Controversy and Communication: Using National Survey Data to Understand Public Perceptions of Hydraulic Fracturing

Energy Policy (in press 2013) / by Hilary Boudet, Christopher Clarke, Dylan Bugden, Edward Maibach, Connie Roser-Renouf and Anthony Leiserowitz http://bit.ly/1aPfXL3 [Yale Environment 360] Most Americans are uninformed and lack opinions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process used to extract oil and gas from rock formations, a new survey says. Fifty-eight percent of people … Continue reading

Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in April 2013

Yale University | George Mason University http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/article/Climate-Policy-Support-April-2013 [Sightline Daily via Env-econ.net] Today Yale and George Mason are releasing the third report from their latest national survey, Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in April 2013. … A majority—61 percent—supports a carbon tax that would help pay down the national debt. But, as is typical, opposition to … Continue reading

US Voters Favor a Carbon Tax by 4-1 Margin: Friends of the Earth

The Nellman Group for Friends of the Earth http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/76/0/2698/Carbon_tax_survey.pdf (survey instrument and results) http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/a8/b/2701/summary_national_carbon_tax_survey.pdf (summary) [From the Press Release]Sixty-seven percent of Americans would rather see the government tax carbon pollution rather than cut spending as a way of solving our budget problems. This is the result of a national survey of 1,000 voters by Mellman Group, … Continue reading

National Surveys on Energy and Environment: Public Opinion on Climate Policy Options

Univ. of Michigan, The Center for Local,  State, and Urban Policy http://closup.umich.edu/national-surveys-on-energy-and-environment/1/nsee-public-opinion-on-climate-policy-options/ [Brookings Institution] …Findings from the Fall 2012 National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE), a partnership between the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College, suggest that there may be greater support for such a step than is commonly assumed. It found that a … Continue reading

The Political Benefits of Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2012

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication / by Connie Roser-Renouf, Anthony Leiserowitz and Edward Maibach http://environment.yale.edu/climate/files/Political-Benefits-Pro-Climate-Stand.pdf [Via NYT DotEarth] …at the national level and among ten key swing states – taking a proclimate stand appears to benefit candidates more than hurt them with registered voters. Of course, the political dynamics in any given district may … Continue reading