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Energy prices are the top concern of Americans among energy issues.
A plurality of Americans (43%) believe that energy prices are the most important energy issue facing the country today. And of those, 75% say that energy prices are are too high.
Roughly one quarter of Americans believe that expanding renewable energy sources (26%) and increasing the production of natural energy sources (23%) should be our primary focus.
While only eight percent of Americans view grid security as the most important energy issue in America, this issue has not gotten extensive media attention.
A plurality of Americans believes that our energy grid is not secure against a terrorist attack.
Forty-six percent (46%) of Americans say that they don’t believe that the nation’s energy grid is secure against a terrorist attack.
While 44% do say that the grid might be secure, only one-in-ten (11%) show confidence in that, saying they think it is very secure.
The public is still coming to a consensus on this issue, only 33% have strong opinions either way.
Americans overwhelmingly believe that securing our electric grid and infrastructure is a federal issue.
Nearly half (45%) of Americans say that securing our power grid is the role of the federal government.
Only one quarter (26%) say it is the utility companies’ job and fewer (23%) say it is a state government role.
While most American’s are less willing to pay more for better service, a strong minority (40%) indicate that they would be willing to pay more despite energy prices currently being the most important issue.