U.S. public opinion on increasing wind and solar power by generation 2018

This statistic shows the opinion of residential consumers on increasing the use of solar and wind energy in the United States as of March 2018, with a breakdown by generation. Some 48 percent of Millennials placed increasing the use of solar power among their most important energy issues.

Opinion on the major energy issues according to residential consumers in the United States as of March 2018, by generation*

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Release date

May 2018


United States

Survey time period

March 2018

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Special properties

residential consumers

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* Share of respondents who mentioned solar and wind as part of their top three energy issues.

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