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U.S. adults' opinion on expanding energy production 2020, by resource

The majority of the U.S. public interviewed, with 90 percent of the respondents, favored the expansion of solar panel farms to increase the energy production in the United States. During the survey, the second largest energy source favored by the U.S. public was wind turbine farms, with 83 percent of respondents. A large share of respondents opposed to the expansion of the energy production by increasing nuclear power plants, offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing and coal mining, at 55, 58, 60 and 65 percent, respectively.

Public support for expanding energy production in the United States as of April 2020, by resource

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

April 29 to May 5, 2018

Number of respondents

10,957 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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