Public’s policy priorities for 2017

Resource Author: Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center conducted a survey on the significant shift in the public policy agenda on the environment. While still near the bottom of the priority list, climate change has been slowly rising in the past years.
Pew Research Center conducted a survey to explore the division over the cause and seriousness of climate change between Catholics, Protestants, and non-religious U.S. citizens.  
This Pew Research Center report looks at how Americans view a range of science-related issues. It finds that compared to attitudes around food safety and and biomedical topics, views on climate change and energy are closely linked to political beliefs. WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK Knowing how different American demographics view climate change and...
Taken just before the release of the pope’s encyclical on climate change, this Pew Research survey delves into the views of American Catholics on climate change and compares them to the American general public. It also looks at how Catholics and Americans see Pope Francis. WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK With the release of...
Recent polling finds that two-thirds of Americans say there is solid evidence that the earth has been getting warmer over the last few decades, yet partisan differences over climate change remain substantial with significant internal divisions among Republicans.
A Pew poll finds that more Americans say that the U.S. should be developing alternative energy sources over expanded production of fossil fuels and a majority favor stricter emission limits on power plants. However, there continues to be partisan and age divisions over energy policy priorities. (Climate Change: Public Favors Stricter Emission Standards, p.14-15)  
A national survey finds that global warming ranks at the bottom of the public’s priority list for 2013, with a wide partisan gap over whether it should be a major priority.
A national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that a growing number of Americans across party lines accept that global warming is occurring and is getting worse. WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK: Even amid substantial partisan divisions, increasing numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents say there...
While Americans tend to favor alternative energy sources, support for fossil fuel exploration and production is on the rise (including offshore drilling and fracking), particularly among Republicans.  
A public opinion poll on the oil and gas industry and environmental regulations shows that a majority of Americans who are aware of the Keystone XL pipeline support the project; with Republicans more likely to follow and support the issue than Democrats.