Fifth Annual ‘Attitudes on Clean Energy in New Jersey’ Poll
Posted October 21, 2019
Now in its fifth year, the annual poll surveyed registered voters in New Jersey and results show overwhelming support for renewable energy, and specifically, the state’s initiative to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 (87%) New Jersey voters believe clean energy is important to the health of the state.
- When asked which sources are considered clean energy, the vast majority cited solar (82%) and wind (77%) with only 40% mentioning natural gas.
- 76% believe New Jersey should ignore Washington, D.C.’s lead and should set its own course on investing in clean renewable energy sources.
- Nearly three-quarters (72%) of voters said the number of jobs created through pipelines is not worth the environmental and health risks, and that we should instead create jobs through clean, renewable energy projects — up from 67% last year.
- 70% expressed concern about pipeline development in New Jersey, and when asked about specific potential risks, the number of voters concerned climbed when compared to the previous year.