3 in 4 respondents said that it is a high priority to cut air pollution from energy production that has negative public health effects, including a slight majority of Republicans and 90% of Democrats. 7 in 10 said it is a high priority to reduce greenhouse gases from energy production, including just under half of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. After a briefing and assessment of arguments pro and con, 7 in 10 approved of the US participating in the Paris Climate Agreement. Overall, 7 in 10 favor the Clean Power Plan, including 2 in 3 respondents in states whose governments are challenging the CPP before the Supreme Court--though 7 in 10 voters had initially heard "just a little or nothing at all" about the CPP. The poll was fielded nationally from April-June 2016, with oversamples and state-specific results for OK, TX, CA, FL, OH, VA, MD and NY.
Poll: Americans on Clean Power