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U.S. voters' perception towards renewable electricity use 2016

This statistic shows the public perception and opinion among U.S. voters towards the use of renewable energy for electricity generation as of November 2016. During the survey, some 12 percent of the respondents said believed that 26 to 50 percent of their state's electricity comes from renewable sources, while 21 percent stated that at 76 to 100 percent of energy from their state should be from renewable sources.

Perception and opinion among voters about electricity from renewable sources in the U.S. as of November 2016

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Release date

December 2016


United States

Survey time period

November 13-16, 2016

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Actual voters

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original questions: *“What percent of your state’s electricity currently comes from renewable sources like wind, solar, hydro, and biomass?”
**“And, what do you think is the right amount of energy for your state to generate from renewable sources like wind, solar, hydro, and biomass?”

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