Poll: 55% Prefer Green Energy Over Fossil Fuels
According to a new poll from Rasmussen, a strong majority of Americans (58% to 35%) support finding new sources of energy over government restrictions on energy consumption. Strong majority opposition to government restrictions on energy consumption is a positive sign (though you have to worry that even a third of respondents would support something like that)
But an even strong majority (65% to 31%) believe that global warming is a serious problem and 55% of respondents would prefer we find green alternatives to expansion of fossil fuel production (36%).
This just goes to show how effect the environmentalist left’s push against fossil fuels have been that even in the midst of a shale oil and gas revolution in America, one which is not only driving down the cost of energy but actually driving down air pollution as well, a majority of Americans are still buying the “green energy” myth.
I wonder how many of them would continue to say yes to green energy when they were confronted with the number of their tax dollars that are squandered on those projects, and the impact expensive, unreliable “green” energy has on their utility bills?
Update: Via Michael Sandoval, these poll results from the Washington Post indicate that while people like the idea of green energy, they aren’t necessarily willing to pay more for it. They do, however, support subsidies and incentives overwhelmingly.Tags: fossil fuels, green energy