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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC), with funding from the Joyce Foundation, surveyed more than 1,000 adults to gauge the public’s opinions on key energy issues in the U.S.
One key finding: The public accepts some responsibility for the country’s energy problems, but most often looks to government and the energy industry for solutions.
Another: Survey respondents overwhelmingly ranked people’s high energy use and the difficulty in cutting it as bigger causes of our country’s energy problems than a lack of energy supply.
“From the price of gas at the pump to action by the federal government on energy policy, energy is an issue that touches the lives of every American every day,” Trevor Tompson, director of the AP-NORC Center, said. “This survey represents an in-depth and up-to-the-minute look at how the American public feels about where responsibility for the nation’s energy problems lies, and who holds responsibility for addressing them.”
The Joyce Foundation’s Environment Program works to improve energy efficiency policies and establish Great Lakes states as leaders on a path to adopt energy efficiency measures that are less expensive than the cost of generating more power.
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