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Environmental Polling Roundup - April 5th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
04-05-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on extreme weather, climate change, and plastic pollution.

 

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Americans who report experiences with extreme weather are more likely to support pro-climate policies. 62% of Americans support tax credits for families who install rooftop solar or battery storage in their homes. 62% of Americans support increasing investment in energy-efficient forms of public transportation. 60% of Americans support grants to communities to protect them from the impacts of climate change, including drought, heat, and extreme weather. 57% of Americans support forgivable loans for rural communities to improve their energy efficiency.

Environmental Polling Roundup - March 29th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
03-29-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling and research on the EPA's vehicle emissions rules, utilities, and people’s emotional responses to climate change.

 

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Research & Articles
03-27-2024

Voters mostly like their utility companies, but overwhelmingly oppose junk fees and utilities using customers’ money to fund lobbying and political activities. 72% of voters support legislation to prevent utility providers from using money collected from customers’ monthly bills to fund political activities. Support for this proposal is very balanced across party lines, with 74% of Democrats, 72% of independents, and 69% of Republicans in favor of legislation that would ban utility companies from using customers’ money on political activities.

Environmental Polling Roundup - March 22nd, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
03-22-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including newly released polling on the Sackett v. EPA decision and clean water protections, new polling on oil and gas accountability, and a new analysis on the gap between Americans’ interest in climate activism and their actual behaviors.

 

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The attitude-behavior gap on climate action: How can it be bridged?

Matthew Ballew, Jennifer Carman, Marija Verner et al. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Research & Articles
03-21-2024

There is a large gap between people’s interest in climate activism and their self-reported actions. Social norms are linked with increased follow-through. First, there is a big difference between those who say that they “definitely” or “probably” would take an action. Americans who follow through on climate activism tend to feel more social pressure to do so.

Voters are largely unaware that the Supreme Court weakened the Clean Water Act, and overwhelmingly want to restore protections for wetlands and waterways. The most effective messaging on the topic emphasizes how wetland protections help to ensure access to clean and safe water. 86% of voters agree that farmers should be subject to clean water requirements to help protect downstream water quality. 80% of voters are concerned that the Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act.

Voters distrust fossil fuel companies and the politicians that they fund, and want to see fossil fuel companies held accountable for their pollution. 84% of voters are concerned about oil and gas companies making large profits while consumers face rising energy bills. 78% of voters agree that “oil and gas companies that knew about the polluting impact of burning fossil fuels, but that intentionally misled the public about it, should be held accountable”.

Environmental Polling Roundup - March 15th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
03-15-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling about President Biden’s record on climate change and clean energy + new research on messaging about electric vehicles.

 

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