Most Still Favor Stricter Controls on Coal Plants Despite Higher Energy Costs
Monday, September 23, 2013
Most voters agree with the Obama administration’s decision to go ahead with tougher controls on coal plant emissions even though they recognize it will drive up energy costs. A sizable number, however, overestimate the importance of coal to the production of electricity.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters favor new environmental regulations to place stricter limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 2013 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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