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Environmental Polling Roundup - December 16th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
12-16-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including newly released national survey data from Yale and George Mason on Americans’ attitudes about climate and clean energy, new polling on climate as a factor in the midterm elections for AAPI voters, and new state-level polling in Arizona about climate and clean energy.

Arizonans want additional investment on top of the Inflation Reduction Act to boost clean energy in the state, and overwhelmingly believe that the clean energy transition will benefit the state economy. 72% of Arizona voters agree that using more clean energy like wind and solar would create quality jobs and strengthen Arizona's economy. 66% of Arizona voters agree that using more clean energy like wind and solar would save Arizona families money. Majorities of Arizona voters say that the state should be using more energy from solar (74%) and wind (59%), while few want to see the state use more energy from fossil gas (15%), oil (13%), or coal (10%).

Environmental Polling Roundup - October 28th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
10-28-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on the obstacles to climate action and proposed solutions; a battleground state poll about oil and gas companies’ role in spiking energy prices; new polling on the SITE Act and expansion of the U.S. electric grid; and a study analyzing the impact of messaging about the scientific consensus on climate change.

Environmental Polling Roundup - August 12th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
08-11-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including fresh polling on the Inflation Reduction Act.

Research & Articles
08-09-2022

Arizona voters widely back the Inflation Reduction Act and its clean energy provisions. Arizona voters support the Inflation Reduction Act by a two-to-one margin (60% support / 30% oppose) after reading a brief description of its major provisions and projected impact on the national deficit. 72% of Arizona voters support the Inflation Reduction Act’s provision to lower American energy bills by providing tax credits and other financial incentives for clean and efficient energy technologies. 66% of Arizona voters support the Inflation Reduction Act’s provision to ramp up production of American-made clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and solar panels and strengthen our energy supply chains.

Environmental Polling Roundup - July 29th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
07-28-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling on voters’ reactions to arguments from the two parties on climate change; the impact of climate change and the environment on battleground voters’ decisions in the upcoming midterms; an experiment in communicating about human-caused climate change using a “heat-trapping blanket” metaphor; Americans’ personal experiences with climate change; and the widening generational gap in Republicans’ environmental attitudes.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 20th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-19-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including a new report from Pew on Americans’ attitudes toward different energy sources, new battleground polling on a potential reconciliation package in Congress, and new polling about carbon removal.

Poll: May ’22 Poll On Reconciliation Legislation

LCV Victory Fund and Climate Power
Research & Articles
05-12-2022

Legislation along the lines of the Build Back Better Act is overwhelmingly popular in key U.S. Senate battlegrounds, with clear electoral benefits for incumbents if it passes. On the specific question of how support for this legislation would translate to electoral benefits for incumbents who back it, the poll finds that voters in the four battlegrounds (Nevada, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Arizona) are 23 to 33 points more likely to say that the legislation would make them more inclined to vote for their incumbent than less inclined. 14% of those who do not currently approve of the incumbent say they would be more likely to vote for them if they help pass this legislation. Across the four states, 62% say they would be more motivated and enthusiastic about voting in the elections this November if Congress took action and actually passed this legislation. Democrats in particular would be more motivated to vote (81%), including many Democrats who currently express a lower degree of enthusiasm about voting.

Environmental Polling Roundup - March 25th, 2022

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
03-24-2022

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling about increasing domestic energy production from different sources amid the crisis in Ukraine and a new poll on water-related environmental issues.

Poll: The 12th Annual Survey of Voters in the Rocky Mountain West

Colorado College, New Bridge Strategy, and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates
Research & Articles
02-18-2022

Overwhelming majorities of voters in western states support pro-conservation policies. Wildfires and droughts are especially salient concerns throughout the region. The 2022 poll surveyed registered voters in eight western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Majorities now say that inadequate water supplies (70%, up 30 points since 2011), the loss of natural areas (55%, +19 since 2011), the loss of habitat for fish and wildlife (55%, +17 since 2011), pollution of rivers, lakes, and streams (54%, +12 since 2011), and climate change (52%, +25 since 2011) are “extremely” or “very” serious problems in their state. Western voters are most acutely concerned about droughts and reduced snowpack (59% “very” concerned) and more frequent and severe wildfires (52% “very” concerned). Nearly three-quarters of western voters (74%) say that drought is an “extremely” or “very” serious problem in their state, an increase of 22 points since 2016. For wildfires, 91% say that “uncontrollable wildfires that threaten homes and property” are a serious problem in their state - an increase of 14 points since 2016.