The Green New Deal has strong bipartisan support among registered voters

by Abel Gustafson, Seth Rosenthal, Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach, John Kotcher, Matthew Ballew and Matthew Goldberg, Yale Program on Climate Communication

Some members of Congress are proposing a “Green New Deal” for the U.S. They say that a Green New Deal will produce jobs and strengthen America’s economy by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. The Deal would generate 100% of the nation’s electricity from clean, renewable sources within the next 10 years; upgrade the nation’s energy grid, buildings, and transportation infrastructure; increase energy efficiency; invest in green technology research and development; and provide training for jobs in the new green economy.

While the Green New Deal has been a fixture of the post-election news cycle, and at least 40 members of Congress (to date) have endorsed the idea, little is known about the American public’s support for or opposition to it. To inform this question, we surveyed a nationally-representative sample of registered voters in the United States.

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  1. Douglas Brown
    Douglas Brown says:

    Please note that the article also says about 80% of respondents never heard of the Green New Deal. Those polled support the ideas BEHIND the GND. And, that republicans, once they learn the name and that it is a progressive Dem proposal, are likely to oppose it. So, it needs to be presented to the public very carefully, using appropriate Repub approved buzzwords, hopefully some Conserv Repub MOCs to support, to have a chance.

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