U.S. voter favorability on putting a tax imported solar energy panels 2018

This statistic shows the views among U.S. voters on imposing a tariff on solar energy panels imported from other countries, broken down by political stance. As of March 2018, approximately 48 percent of respondents who identified as independent said they would favor such tariffs.

Views on imposing tariffs on imported solar energy panels among voters in the United States as of March 2018, by political stance

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Release date

April 2018


United States

Survey time period

March 9 to 23, 2018

Number of respondents

1,999 respondents

Special properties

registered voters

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question:"So, having considered these arguments, do you favor or oppose the plan to impose a tariff on solar energy panels of 30% in one year, declining to 25% in year two, 20% in year three and 15% in year four?"

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