48% View Coal Industry Favorably
Nearly half of voters still have a favorable opinion of the U.S. coal industry, higher marks than they gave the federal Environmental Protection Agency last fall.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters share at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the coal industry, while 36% view it unfavorably. This compares to 51% with a favorable opinion and 29% with an unfavorable one in July of last year. The latest findings include 16% with a Very Favorable view of the coal industry and 15% with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 1-2, 2014 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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