Friday, March 25, 2016

Americans Say Alternative Energy Sources Are The Answer

These charts give me a little hope for the future. While many politicians are still bowing down to the oil and gas companies (having been bought off), it seems the American people are smarter than that. A record high percentage (73%) of the public now thinks we should be trying to solve our energy problems by emphasizing alternative sources of energy, while only 21% think the answer is more drilling for fossil fuels.

The real surprise for me was that this is also the opinion of 51% of Republicans. This is the first time since Gallup has been asking this that the GOP has a majority agreeing with the rest of America.

These charts are from a new Gallup Poll -- done between March 2nd and 6th of a random national sample of 504 adults, with a 6 point margin of error.

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