Oil, nuclear, and coal are more popular with Republicans and in the South
by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist, Gallop, Inc.
PRINCETON, NJ — No fewer than two in three Americans want the U.S. to put more emphasis on producing domestic energy using solar power (76%), wind (71%), and natural gas (65%). Far fewer want to emphasize the production of oil (46%) and the use of nuclear power (37%). Least favored is coal, with about one in three Americans wanting to prioritize its domestic production.