FDU’s PublicMind: 2017 Survey on Attitudes on Energy in New Jersey

Posted September 4, 2017

New Jerseyans of both political parties overwhelmingly support renewable energy like wind and solar, and agree the state should adopt a goal of having 80% of the state’s energy come from such sources.

  • Nearly 90% of those surveyed believe renewable energy is important to the overall health of New Jersey.
  • Nearly 75% of New Jerseyans are willing to pay $5 to $10 more per month on their energy bills for energy generated from solar and wind.
  • Only 41% consider natural gas, a fossil fuel like coal and oil, to be clean energy.
  • 78% New Jerseyans favor a goal of 80% renewable energy in the state by 2050.

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