Americans Are More Concerned About Clean Energy Than Climate Change

043014_4CPoll_OrigNew polling results released this month indicate that far more Americans are concerned about clean energy than global warming. According to the poll, which was conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 61 percent of Americans say developing new sources of energy should be a “high” or “very high” priority for the President and Congress, compared with just 44 percent of Americans who say the same about global warming. These results corroborate previous research, which suggests that the best way to sell climate change is often not to focus not on the problem, but on solutions instead. To learn more about the best ways to engage Americans on climate change, check out the supplemental resources & recommendations section for ecoAmerica‘s newest research report: American Climate Values 2014: Psychographic & Demographic Insights.
A key graph from the report:

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