Voters Want Climate Action
Public Polling Shows Strong Support For Tackling The Climate Crisis
Poll after poll has consistently shown that strong majorities of the voting public support bold action on climate change, and that those who choose to stymie climate solutions are actually badly out of step with public opinion.
Here are just a few examples of recent polls showing
- Climate Power and Data For Progress, May 4, 2022:
- 74% of voters (94% of Democrats, 74% of independents, and 54% of Republicans) say it’s “very” or “somewhat” important that Congress takes action to address our energy crisis by investing in clean energy.
- Pew Research Center, May 2022:
- 64% of Republicans ages 18 to 29 favor requiring power companies to use more energy from renewable sources.
- Yale Program on Climate Change Communication/George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication, April 2022:
- 69% of voters support transitioning the U.S. economy (including electric utilities, transportation, buildings, and industry) to 100% clean energy by 2050.
- NPR /Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard University, March-May 2022:
- 78% of Americans support the federal government requiring the reduction of carbon emissions from power plants
- 65% of Americans believe that the government should do more to limit climate change