Seventh Annual ‘Attitudes on Clean Energy’ Poll

Posted October 14, 2021

Now in its seventh year, ReThink Energy NJ’s poll surveyed registered voters in New Jersey and results show that large majorities support the transition to 100% clean energy, express concern over climate and the impacts of gas pipelines.

  • 70% of New Jersey voters polled support achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035 instead of the state’s existing goal of 100% by 2050.
  • When asked if the state should invest more in renewable energy sources like wind and solar, or more in fossil fuels like oil and natural gas, 73% supported investment in renewable sources.
  • 66% say they are aware that the transition to clean energy will require a switch to electric heat for homes and buildings and 61% say they support the move from gas to electric appliances to reduce emissions and fight climate change.
  • Three in four (75%) favor the development of wind energy off the coast of New Jersey.
  • 73% support installing solar panels on parking lots, landfills, rooftops and other marginal lands for solar energy, and avoiding using the best farmland and forests for this purpose
  • 81% are concerned about the impacts of constructing gas pipelines in natural areas and wildlife habitats; 79% are concerned about impacts to air and water quality.

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