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55% See Renewable Energy Better Investment Than Fossil Fuels

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

With gas prices continually in flux, most voters believe the nation should look to renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels for the future. Most also continue to put finding new sources of energy ahead of energy conservation.  

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% say investing in renewable energy sources like solar and wind is a better long-term investment for the United States than investing in fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil.  Thirty-six percent (36%) think fossil fuels are a better long-term investment. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 19-20, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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