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Renewable Energy's Popularity: Support for Wind Farms?

May 15, 2013 by Robert Wilson

How many people support renewables or nuclear energy, or for that matter fracking? A closer to look at polls shows that support numbers should be treated with caution.[read more]

How Do Americans View Environmental Issues?

January 7, 2013 by Bill Squadron

A recently released report by VeraQuest Inc. titled “VeraGreen: A Look at American Attitudes and Behaviors on Environmental Issues,” examines how Americans view environmental issues such as global warming and the involvement of government in the private sector. The report surveyed a stratified random sample of 3,506 online...[read more]

Beware of Poll Predictions Based on Poorly Representative Samples

October 24, 2010 by Rod Adams
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I am going to take a moment of publisher privilege and write about a topic that is not specifically atomic, nuclear, or energy related. As I read about election predictions based on polling numbers, I am reminded of a story I learned during one of my statistics classes. We had just learned the mathematical formula for determining the...[read more]

One Reason We’re Doomed

January 22, 2009 by RyanAvent

Andy Revkin reports that voter interest in climate change as an issue has waned. That’s disappointing, but it’s not entirely surprising. One suspects that we’re sort of backtracking on the environmental Kuznets curve. The really distressing thing is that we’re getting dumber on the issue: Forty-four percent (44%) of U.S. voters now say...[read more]