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