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Americans Eager to Save Energy If Actions are Affordable

Americans Eager to Save Energy If Actions are Affordable

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – Many Americans want to save energy at home and when they travel, if they can afford to do so, Yale University said today, releasing the results of a new public opinion poll. Based on a nationally representative survey of more than 2,100 Americans conducted in September and…

Poll: Floridians Concerned About Global Warming Dangers

Poll: Floridians Concerned About Global Warming Dangers

MIAMI, Florida, July 10, 2008 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll of Floridians finds that most are convinced that global warming is happening now and that more should be done by key leaders to help Florida deal with climate change. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed believe that global warming is already having or will…

Pain at the Pump Raises Support for Domestic Drilling

Pain at the Pump Raises Support for Domestic Drilling

WASHINGTON, DC, July 7, 2008 (ENS) – As gas prices soar to record highs across the United States, public support for more energy exploration is also rising, according to a new public opinion poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. A few months ago, fewer Americans gave a high…

Global Warming: The More You Know the Less You Care

Global Warming: The More You Know the Less You Care

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll has found that the more people know about global warming, the less they care. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the…

Majority Tells Mayors' Poll Going Green Makes Economic Sense

Majority Tells Mayors' Poll Going Green Makes Economic Sense

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2008 (ENS) – The majority of 32,000 Americans surveyed in a new public opinion poll believe local efforts to be environmentally sensitive by “going green” will pay off for their communities by attracting new businesses and development, creating “green collar jobs,” and boosting the local economy. The Zogby poll was commissioned…

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near…