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Voters Have Mixed Views on U.S. Coal Industry

Thursday, June 15, 2017

President Donald Trump commended the opening last week of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania, but voters have mixed feelings on the industry.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a Somewhat Favorable impression of the U.S. coal industry, including 19% who have a Very Favorable one. Forty-three percent (43%) have an unfavorable opinion of the country’s coal industry, with 20% who view it Very Unfavorably. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 12-13, 2017 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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