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Environmental Polling Roundup - July 12th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
07-12-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on the clean energy transition, the personal impacts of climate change, climate change as an issue in the presidential race, and methane pollution + a new analysis of the ways that Americans’ climate attitudes change over time.

Voters recognize methane as a pollutant and support policies to address methane pollution, but most don’t associate it with the oil and gas industry. Most voters (68%) say that they’ve heard little or nothing about methane gas, but the majority (64%) also rate it as at least a “minor” problem for the climate – including 38% who call methane gas a “major problem” for the climate. When asked to select two phrases that they most associate with methane gas, voters are much more likely to connect it with “cows and other livestock” (44%) and with “landfills” (33%) than with “fossil fuels” (18%) or “oil and gas extraction” (16%). Further demonstrating how voters are at least vaguely aware of methane pollution, around three in ten associate methane gas with the terms “air pollution” (31%) and “greenhouse gas” (29%). After reading that agriculture, energy, and waste are the economic sectors that contribute most to U.S. methane emissions, large majorities support government action to reduce methane emissions from each of these sectors: 81% support government action to reduce methane emissions from waste (landfills and wastewater facilities); 75% support government action to reduce methane emissions from energy (oil and gas); 67% support government action to reduce methane emissions from agriculture (cows and other livestock).

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 24th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-24-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on climate change in the presidential race, fossil fuel accountability, and PFAS + new qualitative research among Latino voters and new data on the long-term trends in Americans’ climate attitudes.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 17th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-17-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new national polling on oil and gas accountability, clean energy and infrastructure, and young voters, plus new polling in Florida on the state’s approach to climate change. 

 

HEADLINES

Research & Articles
05-10-2024

Voters rank oil and gas as the country’s greediest industry, and continue to blame oil and gas companies more than anyone else for high gas prices. 56% of voters have unfavorable opinions of oil and gas companies, while just 34% feel favorably about them. Voters feel almost as negatively about oil and gas companies as they do about pharmaceutical companies (34% favorable / 59% unfavorable).

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 3rd, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-03-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on polluter accountability, Big Oil misinformation, climate resilience, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

 

HEADLINES

Research & Articles
04-29-2024

Voters widely agree that corporate polluters should be held accountable, and two-thirds support a “climate superfund” bill. Voters are especially angered to hear that the industry knew about its pollution decades ago and still lied to the public about it. 81% of voters agree that entities with the largest emissions should be most responsible for reducing their carbon footprint and climate impact. 72% of voters are angry to hear that oil companies “discovered that their products were polluting the environment decades ago and have lied to the public since to protect their bottom line”.

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.

 

HEADLINES

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”.

Poll: Voters Strongly Support Key Policies That Would Deter Oil and Gas Companies From Illegally Polluting

Tenneth Fairclough II, Catherine Fraser, and Grace Adcox. Data for Progress
Research & Articles
02-28-2024

Voters overwhelmingly want stronger accountability for polluters, including compensation for damages to the environment and local communities. Most disapprove of the court decision to block an investigation of environmental injustices in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”.