Americans Want More Emphasis on Solar, Wind, Natural Gas

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency, Greentech

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.


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