Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in November 2013

Report Summary


Majorities of Democrats and Republicans support several climate and energy policies. For example:

  • Providing tax rebates for people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels (82% of Democrats and 62% of Republicans support this).
  • Funding more research into renewable energy sources (84% and 60% respectively).
  • Regulating CO2  as a pollutant (85% and 55%).
  • Eliminating all subsidies for the fossil-fuel industry (67% and 52%).

While there are important policy differences between Democrats and Republicans, there is also some common ground on which the nation could build an effective response to climate change.