Montpelier – Polling released yesterday showed strong support for a wide range of actions to cut Vermont’s climate pollution – and a dramatically increased level of concern among Vermonters about global warming. Among the results:

  • 76% of Vermonters said they are either very worried or somewhat worried about global warming, with 61% stating they are very worried about the topic. That’s up from 35% of Vermonters saying they were very worried about global warming just three years ago.
  • 84% support expanding the work of Efficiency Vermont and Vermont’s other efficiency utilities to focus on cutting climate pollution.
  • 76% support requiring Vermont’s electric utilities to get to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, with 73% supporting “significantly” increasing the requirement for in-state renewables.
  • 75% support a description of the Transportation & Climate Initiative.
  • Support was strong all across the state for all policies tested.

Full results can be found here. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling from Dec 3-4, 2019, and had 768 total respondents and a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.

It was commissioned by Vermont Conservation Voters and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.