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Poll says US citizens want more solar, wind and natural gas

05.01.2013  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [solar] [wind] [natural gas] [polling] [Democrats] [Republicans] [energy] [opinion] [The South]

No fewer than two in three US citizens want the country to put more emphasis on producing domestic energy using solar power (76%), wind (71%) and natural gas (65%). Far fewer want to emphasize the production of oil (46%) and the use of nuclear power (37%). Least favored is coal, with about one in three respondents wanting to prioritize its domestic production. These are the results of an opinion poll administered by Gallup, based on telephone interviews conducted March 7–10, with a random sample of 1,022 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.

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