Table 7-13
Public approval of specific environmental proposals: 2001–07
(Percent)
 
Environmental proposal 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007
 
Spending government money to develop alternate sources of fuel for automobiles NA NA NA 85 86
Setting higher emissions and pollution standards for business and industry 81 83 80 77 84
More strongly enforcing federal environmental regulations 77 78 75 79 82
Spending more government money on developing solar and wind power 79 NA NA 77 81
Setting higher auto emissions standards for automobiles 75 72 73 73 79
Imposing mandatory controls on carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases NA NA 75 75 79
Expanding use of nuclear energy 44 45 43 55 50
Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska for oil exploration 40 40 41 49 41
 

NA = not available, question not asked

NOTES: Responses to: I am going to read some specific environmental proposals. For each one, please say whether you generally favor or oppose it. How about…? Data reflect responses of "favor." Table includes all years for which data collected; question asked in March of each year.

SOURCE: Gallup's Pulse of Democracy: The Environment, http://www.gallup.com/poll/1615/Environment.aspx, accessed 22 September 2009.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010