People want renewables, and a lot of them

It’s no news that renewable energy polls high.  Poll after poll shows that when asked, people support renewable energy, and support policies that increase their use.

But how much?  The bi-partisan polling team of Lori Weigel (Public Opinions Strategies) and David Metz (FM3) asked voters in five western states an open-ended question:

“If it were up to you, what % of (STATE)’S electricity needs would come from renewable sources like wind and solar power?”

The answer? 65.1 % was the mean.

Study is here (pdf), see question 41, page 35.

People want renewables, and not just a little.  A lot.