Sixth Annual ‘Attitude on Clean Energy’ Poll

Posted October 22, 2020

Now in its sixth 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 change and the impacts of gas pipelines.

  • 62% percent of voters think the state should create jobs from renewable energy projects, like wind and solar, to recover from economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Half (50%) of all voters and 68% of those ages 18-24 say they would be more likely to support political candidates who favor moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy like solar or wind.
  • 80% say they strongly favor or favor New Jersey’s goal of achieving 100% clean energy by 2050.
  • When asked which sources are considered clean energy, the vast majority cited solar (79%) and wind (76%), with only 37% mentioning natural gas.
  • 77% say they are very concerned or somewhat concerned about the effects of climate change on New Jersey.

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