Thursday, December 18, 2014


Majority of Americans Prioritizes Developing Alternative Energy Sources (Pew Research Center - News Release)

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 3-7 among 1,507 adults, finds that the public are fully behind developing renewable energy resources in the U.S.A.

In broad terms, developing alternative energy is viewed as a more important priority than expanding the exploration and production of oil, coal and natural gas. By two-to-one (60% to 30%), more prioritize the development of alternative energy sources than expanded extraction of energy from traditional sources. However, attitudes on this question vary widely across demographic groups.

Adults under 30 express broad support for prioritizing alternative energy development over expanding traditional sources (74%-20%). By contrast, those 65 and older are roughly divided over whether developing sources such as wind, solar, [geothermal] and hydrogen is the more important priority (48%) or whether expanding production of oil, coal and natural gas should be given more priority (41%).

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