U.S. adults on reasons to transition to clean energy 2018

This statistic displays the major arguments to transition to clean, renewable energy according to U.S. citizens in 2018. Reducing water and air pollution are considered the main reasons to transition to clean energy by around 75 percent of the respondents.

Major reasons to transition to clean energy among U.S. adults in December 2018*

Percentage of respondents
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Release date

December 2018


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: "How important to you personally, if at all, are each of the following reasons to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy?"

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