The poll, conducted by ORC International (the same polling firm used by CNN) from April 10-13 2014, surveyed 1,012 Americans. It has a margin of error of three percentage points.
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Today, the Environmental Policy Alliance, a project of the nonprofit Center for Organizational Research and Education, released the results of a new poll on Americans’ attitudes toward energy and environmental issues.
The results find substantial public support for natural gas and coal development and opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed coal emission regulations and to state and local bans on hydraulic fracturing.
Specifically, 69 percent of respondents believe that using America’s vast coal and natural gas resources is “important for national energy security,” compared to just 15 percent who disagree. Nearly half of all those surveyed oppose EPA’s proposed carbon emission regulations on new power plants, with only 31 percent supporting the rules.