Gallup Poll: Americans Want Both Renewables and Fossil Fuels

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PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 17, 2009 (ENS) – More than 75 percent of Americans polled in Gallup’s annual Environment Survey for 2009 say they are in favor of increased government financial support and incentives to produce energy from alternative sources, while just eight percent say the government should do less. The government has it exactly right, 13 percent told pollsters.

Simultaneously, the majority of respondents said the government should not reduce its financial support for the production of energy from oil and gas. Only 30 percent think the government should withdraw the funding and incentives it provides to petroleum producers.

The Obama administration has put a high priority on investment in clean renewable energy, and much of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act encourages those industries.


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