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Poll: Majority of Minnesotans back clean energy

Climate Nexus for MN350
05-05-2021

Minnesotans across the political spectrum strongly support transition to 100% clean energy sources, like wind and solar. 

  • 61% believe the transition to clean energy will benefit Minnesota’s economy, and 68%, (including 51% of Republican) believe it will have a positive impact on Minnesota’s environment.
  • 66% of Minnesotans also support legislation to achieve a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Support strong across the state, with 68% of voters outside the seven-county metro area supporting elimination of greenhouse gas emissions, compared with 66% within the metro.
  • 67% of respondents also said they’re very worried or somewhat worried about water pollution.