Energy Debate Heats Up

The conflict in Ukraine and rising gas prices have raised the temperature around energy conversations in the U.S. FGH’s Research and Insights team found the following in recent energy polling: 

  • Americans are split on whether protecting the environment (50%) should be a priority over developing U.S. energy supplies such as coal, gas, and oil (46%). 
  • Forty-four percent of Americans say the energy situation in the U.S. is very serious, compared to the 32% who said so this time last year. 
  • Eighty-four percent of global respondents say it’s important to move toward more sustainable forms of energy and away from fossil fuels.
  • Gen Z (17%) and students (25%) name energy as one of their top political issues. 
  • Men (57%) are more likely than women (47%) to disapprove of how Biden is handling energy.