NCEL keeps track of new polling data related to clean energy, environment and conservation issues. We will continually update this section with new polls and messaging tactics that have proven successful to promote environmental legislation.
The General Public
- More than 60 percent of Trump voters support taxing and/or regulating the pollution that causes global warming — Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 2017
- Two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans give priority to developing alternative energy over fossil fuels — Pew Research, 2017
- 70 percent of Americans think global warming is happening, and 61 percent are “very” or “somewhat” worried about the issue — Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 2017
- 70 percent of registered voters said it was a “very” or “somewhat” high priority to cut greenhouse gas emissions from energy emissions — Voice of the People/University of Maryland, 2016
- 64 percent of Americans are worried a great deal or fair amount about global warming — Gallup, 2016
78 percent of Americans say the government should limit greenhouse gasses, while 66 percent say they are more likely to vote for a candidate that advocates action to reduce GHGs. — New York Times/Standard poll, 2015