New Poll Shows 80% Of Americans Support Action On Clean Energy, Climate Protection

The overwhelming majority of Americans – more than 80 percent – support action to limit carbon pollution and move the U.S. toward a clean energy future, according to a new poll released last week by the National Wildlife Federation.

American voters demonstrate a strong desire for the U.S. to transition toward a low-carbon economy, with strong support among Independents.

82 percent of voters and 80 percent of Independents support the U.S. government increasing investment in clean energy sources.
67 percent of voters and 67 percent of Independents support the U.S. government limiting carbon pollution and other gases that may cause global warming.

“The American people can’t be more clear when it comes to solving global warming: they want the U.S. to be Rudolph out in front of the sleigh, leading the world toward a clean energy future,” said Jeremy Symons, senior vice president of NWF.

The poll was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group. 1,000 interviews were conducted with registered voters nationwide from December 12-15,2009.