Public Resource
Poll: Texans’ Opinions on Recent Extreme Cold
Morning Consult for EDF Action

Survey of 500 Texans in the immediate aftermath of the extreme cold weather and resulting power outages found: 

  • Respondents expressed concern about extreme cold (78%), power outages caused by weather events (83%), and access to clean drinking water (76%). Concern spanned community types, and was highest (80%) among rural respondents. 
  • 79% say it should be a priority for the U.S. to pass legislation to address climate change
  • Majorities across Texas support a wide range of legislative measures to prevent future power outages, including: increasing use of clean energy (77%), improving energy efficiency (92%), increasing existing energy storage capabilities (88%), making power sources more resilient to extreme weater (93%), and modernizing the U.S. power grid more broadly (83%).