U.S. views on harmfulness of energy on human health by political affiliation 2018

This statistic represents the perception on harmful effects of energy generation on human health among U.S. citizens in 2018, broken down by source and political partisanship of the respondents. Approximately 62 percent of the surveyed respondents considered energy derived from coal to be at least "moderately" harmful to human health.

Perception on harmfulness of energy sources on human health among U.S. adults in 2018, by political view*

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Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 28 to December 11, 2018

Number of respondents

1,114 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

1,114 U.S. citizens, 966 of whom are registered to vote

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question on the survey stated as follows: "To the best of your knowledge, how harmful are each of the following energy sources to people's health?"
Figure shows the share of respondents stating "Extremely", "Very" or "Moderately" harmful.

Values for political groups include the surveyed 966 registered voters only.

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