- Americans are united on key climate values: Across the political spectrum, Americans want Congress to prioritize clean energy and other climate solutions. They overwhelmingly believe clean air and clean water are critical rights for all people (91%), they feel a moral responsibility to create a safe and healthy climate for ourselves and our children (88%), and believe everyone has a right to clean energy that does not pollute (87%).
- Americans want clean energy: Nearly 9-in-10 Americans agree that the U.S. should generate more clean energy. Support for renewables is more than double that of oil.
- Americans know that climate solutions are a benefit to health, jobs and the economy: While oppositional forces have seeded the belief that climate solutions come at a cost to Americans, the exact opposite is true. The good news is that Americans are increasingly realizing that climate solutions can benefit health (66%), the economy (61%), and jobs (56%).
- There is bipartisan support for a variety of climate solutions: Across the political aisle, Americans support a variety of climate solutions. A strong majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans are ready for more clean energy, a modernized electricity grid, increased public transit, and more. And we know from ecoAmerica’s September 2018 American Climate Perspective Survey that 90% of Americans want Republicans and Democrats to work together on solutions (including 83% of Republicans).
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