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Poll Results: Support of ACES
Summary of poll results from Benenson Strategy Group. Polled 821 registered voters in 16 battleground states in August 2009. Found 63% of respondents support ACES and 60% would be more likely to re-elect their Senator if they vote in favor of ACES.
Majority Favors Clean Energy Bill and Wants Senate to Take Action
Polling data released by Zogby in August 2009. Finds that 71% of likely voters support ACES.
Voters Continue to Support Congress' Energy and Global Warming Plan and Prefer Stronger Standards Over Weaker Ones
Poll conducted for Pew Environment Group in June 2009 of like 2010 general election voters. Finds majority of respondents favor reducing emissions and support the energy plans being considered in Congress.
Global Warming's Six Americas 2009: An Audience Segmentation Analysis
A report from Yale and George Mason Universities that introduces and profiles "Six Americas," audiences that respond to the issue of global warming in six unique ways.
Key Findings from a National Survey on Public Attitudes Toward Climate and Energy Legislation
A memorandum on a poll conducted for National Wildlife Federation that shows American voters support a multi-pronged approach to reshaping energy policy.
NWF: Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Action Now on Clean Energy and Reducing Global Warming
Statement released by National Wildlife Federation on a poll that shows Americans strongly support legislative action to cap global warming pollution and invest in clean energy.
Public Supports Greenhouse Gas Proposals
See page 17 of this Wall Street Journal/MSNBC poll that asks respondents if they approve of proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Hart Research Associates Indiana Poll on Renewable Electricity Standard
Thissurvey among a representative statewide sample of 603 Indiana voters shows broad and committed support for a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES).
NPR Poll: More Voters Think U.S. Is On Right Track
Zogby Poll: 58% Support President Obama's Push for Climate Change Action
Gallup Poll on Global Warming in Media
Voters Want Renewable Energy, Not Drilling
Center for American Progress analysis of a September 2008 Quinnipiac University poll of voters in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Poll: Gas Prices Gaining as American's Biggest Worry
A series of August 2008 national polls by Quinnipiac University. Also includes offshore drilling, energy crisis and the economy.
World Publics Strongly Favor Requiring More Wind and Solar Energy, More Efficiency, Even If It Increases Costs
A November 2008 poll of 21 nations finds very strong support for the government requiring utilities to use more alternative energy, such as wind and solar, and requiring businesses to use energy more efficiently, even if these steps increase the costs of energy and other products. Fewer than half of the nations polled favor putting more emphasis on nuclear energy or on coal or oil.
Pew: Economy Tops Public’s Concerns in Poll
McCain and Obama Supporters Largely Agree on Approaches to Energy, Climate Change
A September 2008 poll finds the majority of supporters of John McCain and Barack Obama largely agree on how to deal with both the country's energy needs and the problem of climate change.
NPR Poll March 2009 - Raw Data
NPR poll conducted March 2009 by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. See pages 5 and 11 for energy/climate information
Yale: Climate Change in the American Mind
A Sept/Oct 2008 56-page comprehensive report by Yale Project on Climate Change on American's attitudes around energy and climate issues.
Update on Recap on Public Opinion on Energy and Climate
This one-page fact sheet cites public opinion on climate change legislation from recent Mellman Group, Washington Post/CBS and Wall Street Journal/ABC polls.
Climate Change in the Indian Mind
In November and December of 2011, a research team from Yale University, GlobeScan Incorporated, and C-Voter conducted a national survey of 4,031 Indian adults, using a combined urban and rural sample. The study was designed to investigate the current state of public climate change awareness, beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behaviors, as well as public observations of changes in local weather and climate patterns and self-reported vulnerability to extreme weather events.
Majority of Americans Support Presidential Action to Fight Climate Change
The National Resource Defense Council's polling immediately after the State of the Union made clear that Americans consider climate change a serious problem and want the President to take action.
The Political Benefits to Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2013
The report examines findings from the previously released September 2012 nationwide Climate Change in the American Mind survey and previous research to answer the question: Do political leaders stand to benefit, or not, from talking about and supporting action to address global warming?
The Potential Impact of Global Warming on the 2012 Presidential Election
A new national survey of Americans finds that among likely voters, 11% remain undecided about their vote for president. The majority of these undecided voters also say that the presidential candidates' positions on global warming will be one of several important factors determining how they cast their votes, suggesting that candidates may wish to communicate and clarify their position on climate change as election day approaches.
The Language of a Clean Energy Economy 2010
Reuters article on a January 2010 poll by Frank Luntz which finds most Americans want the jobs and clean energy that Democratic-backed climate-change legislation could help bring, but are less impressed with messaging about the science and impacts relating to climate change.
The Associated Press - Stanford University Environment Poll
Results of a poll conducted by Associated Press and Stanford University from November 17-29, 2009 that found broad support for both domestic and international action on global warming.
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