The Energy Consumer: Will the Public Buy Into the Transition?
A new special report from Morning Consult explores the individual consumer’s relationship to energy and climate — by way of purchases, preferences, and behaviors — as the Biden administration works to speed an energy transition with 2035 and 2050 benchmarks for decarbonization. The data is drawn from three polls of 2,200 U.S. adults each.
Stronger Fuel Economy, Efficiency Measures Have Backing From a Public Hungry for Climate Action
About 2 in 3 adults support higher vehicle fuel economy, stricter building efficiency standards
Most of the Public Says They Consider Their Individual Environmental Impact on a Daily Basis
About 3 in 4 adults say reducing their carbon emissions, water use, waste factors into daily behaviors, purchasing
The Electric Car Consumers Want: Lower Cost, Higher Mileage
21 percent of U.S. adults wouldn’t be interested in switching to an electric vehicle at any price
Electric Vehicle Holdouts Fret Most Over Charging Infrastructure
But overall interest in EVs has risen 6 points since March 2019
The Greater Appeal of Energy-Efficient Appliances Is a Reduction in Energy Costs, Not in Emissions
3 in 4 say saving money on electric bills is a major reason they’d considered efficiency in appliance purchases
Amid Push to Replace Natural Gas, Public Is Split on Whether to Electrify Their Homes
Proposals to ban the fuel in new buildings elicit just as much division
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