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Voters Bank on Green Energy Over Fossil Fuels

Most Americans still agree that finding new sources of energy is essential and think renewable sources are a better long-term investment than fossil fuels.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters feel that finding new energy sources is more important than reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume. Thirty-six percent (35%) disagree and consider energy conservation more important. This is consistent with regular surveying for years. (To see survey question wording, click here)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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