67% Believe Consumers Would Buy New Light Bulbs If They Work Even If Traditional Bulbs Are Still Available
67% Oppose Upcoming ‘Ban’ on Traditional Light Bulbs
National Survey of
Conducted July 13-14, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news stories about an energy bill that would require only high-efficiency light bulbs to be manufactured and sold in 2012?
2* While effectively banning the sale of traditional light bulbs, a new law will allow only more expensive light bulbs that are expected to last longer and be more energy efficient. Should the sale of traditional light bulbs be banned?
3* The Energy Department says that the new light bulbs will cost more up front but save money in the long-run. How likely is it that the new light bulbs will save money in the long run?
4* Suppose that the new light bulbs work well and really do save money in the long run but traditional bulbs are still available. How likely is it that consumers would buy the new light bulbs?
5* Suppose the new light bulbs don’t work so well and end up costing more money in the long run. How likely is it that the government will then allow the sale of traditional light bulbs?
6* Will the new fluorescent or halogen bulbs be good for the environment, bad for the environment or will it they have no impact on the environment?
7* Have you or anyone you know bought large quantities of traditional bulbs to use once they are no longer available in stores?
8* Have you or anyone you know bought and used one of the new energy efficient bulbs?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence