Our latest national poll, released today, finds that American voters strongly support transitioning the U.S. to clean sources of energy, and think that transitioning away from natural gas will benefit Americans and their communities. Conducted with Climate Nexus and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication the poll also finds that voters think methane pollution makes global warming worse and support more regulations to prevent leaks.

Large majorities of registered voters support expanding the use of clean energy in the U.S. and policies that prioritize renewables over natural gas. More than eight in 10 (82%) say achieving 100% clean energy should be the primary goal of U.S. energy policy, while more than six in 10 (63%) say developing more renewables should be the priority when seeking to address U.S. energy needs, compared to gas (15%) or nuclear (9%). Roughly the same number (64%) say that transitioning away from natural gas and appliances that use natural gas will give us safer, healthier communities and help us avoid the worst effects of climate change. Almost six in 10 (58%) say increasing production of renewables is more likely to create a greater number of good jobs than increasing production of fossil fuels (25%).