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Energy and The Election                               The National Press Club                                     October ...
Impartial and authoritative source of public     perspectives on energy to inform and guidediscussion, business planning a...
Background    • First questionnaire developed in 2010 (Inaugural launch Oct. 2011)    •Collaborative effort with represent...
When it comes to dealing with energy issues that face our          nation, do you think things are headed in the...?Septem...
Looking ahead, do you expect that 6 months from today, the                       price for gasoline will…?September 2011 B...
How likely are you to seek more information about each of the                   following in the next 6 months?March 2012 ...
Over the next five years, how do you think U.S. energy policy willaffect your choices for more affordable and clean energy...
Over the next five years, how do you think U.S. energy policy willaffect your choices for more affordable and clean energy...
Who do you trust to provide information on                                    how to conserve energy?                     ...
Who do you trust to provide information on                                    how to conserve energy?                     ...
Do you trust the academic/scientific community to provide                   information on how to conserve energy?Septembe...
Do you trust oil and gas companies to provide                           information on how to conserve energy?September 20...
How likely is it that you will do each of the following                                within the next 5 years?September 2...
How likely is it that you will do each of the following                                within the next 5 years?September 2...
How likely is it that you will use “smart meter” technology                               within the next 5 years?Septembe...
Which benefits do you most associate with                                renewable energy sources?          %September 201...
Which benefits do you most associate with                                renewable energy sources?          %September 201...
How satisfied are you with the job that each is doing to            address the energy issues most important to you?Septem...
Compared to most people you know, how knowledgeable are     you about how energy is produced, delivered and used?September...
Compared to most people you know, how knowledgeable are     you about how energy is produced, delivered and used?September...
Do you think climate change is occurring?March 2012 Base: 2371, July 2012 Base: 1029. September 2012 Base: 2092.All result...
Do you think climate change is occurring?                                                                                 ...
Do you think climate change is occurring?March 2012 Base: 2371, July 2012 Base: 1029. September 2012 Base: 2092.All result...
Do you think climate change is occurring?                                                                                 ...
Indicate if you think each of the following is a significant factor                            contributing to global clim...
Do you support or oppose the use of nuclear energy?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data           ...
Do you support or oppose the use of nuclear energy?                                                                       ...
Which presidential candidate do you believe has the                     best energy platform for the country?September 201...
Which presidential candidate do you believe has the                     best energy platform for the country?September 201...
Would you be more likely to vote for a                              presidential candidate who supports..?September 2012 B...
Would you be more likely to vote for a                              presidential candidate who supports..?September 2012 B...
Would you be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate  who supports decreasing the use of coal as an energy source...
How concerned are you about each of the following?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data            ...
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement:    “The President has the power to manage the cost of gasoline...
Who or what do you believe is most responsible for                       the price of gasoline at the pump?September 2012 ...
Would you be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who         promises to make gasoline less expensive?Septemb...
%Percentage of people who selected the issues as 1st or 2nd choices.July 2012, UT Energy Poll, with American Clean Skies F...
For more information:            www.utenergypoll.comsheril.kirshenbaum@mccombs.utexas.edu                    (512) 232-59...
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UT Energy Poll Fall 2012

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Results from the UT Energy Poll, Fall 2012, presented at The National Press Club on Oct. 16, 2012 by Dean Thomas Gilligan, Dr. Wayne Hoyer, and Sheril Kirshenbaum. Results include questions on the impact of energy policies on voter perceptions regarding the 2012 Presidential Election. For more: http://www.utenergypoll.com/

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UT Energy Poll Fall 2012

  1. 1. Energy and The Election The National Press Club October 16, 2012 Dean Thomas Gilligan The McCombs School of Business Dr. Wayne Hoyer Sheril KirshenbaumExecutive Director of The Energy Poll Project Director of The Energy Poll
  2. 2. Impartial and authoritative source of public perspectives on energy to inform and guidediscussion, business planning and policy development Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 2
  3. 3. Background • First questionnaire developed in 2010 (Inaugural launch Oct. 2011) •Collaborative effort with representatives from academic institutions, polling companies, non-governmental organizations, energy producers and energy consumersThird release • Online survey conducted September 6-17, 2012 • 2,092 respondents, weighted to reflect U.S. Census demographicsGeneral Topics• Energy prices and availability• Energy concerns• Satisfaction with government• Consumer behaviors and voting preferences• Hot topic: Energy and the Election Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 3
  4. 4. When it comes to dealing with energy issues that face our nation, do you think things are headed in the...?September 2011 Base: 3406, March 2012 Base: 2371, September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 4
  5. 5. Looking ahead, do you expect that 6 months from today, the price for gasoline will…?September 2011 Base: 3406, March 2012 Base: 2371, September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 5
  6. 6. How likely are you to seek more information about each of the following in the next 6 months?March 2012 Base: 2371, September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 6
  7. 7. Over the next five years, how do you think U.S. energy policy willaffect your choices for more affordable and clean energy?March 2012 Base: 2371, September 2012 Base: 2092All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 7
  8. 8. Over the next five years, how do you think U.S. energy policy willaffect your choices for more affordable and clean energy?September 2012 Base: 2092All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 8
  9. 9. Who do you trust to provide information on how to conserve energy? %September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 9
  10. 10. Who do you trust to provide information on how to conserve energy? %September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 10
  11. 11. Do you trust the academic/scientific community to provide information on how to conserve energy?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 11
  12. 12. Do you trust oil and gas companies to provide information on how to conserve energy?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 12
  13. 13. How likely is it that you will do each of the following within the next 5 years?September 2011 Base: 3406, September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 13
  14. 14. How likely is it that you will do each of the following within the next 5 years?September 2011 Base: 3406, September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 14
  15. 15. How likely is it that you will use “smart meter” technology within the next 5 years?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 15
  16. 16. Which benefits do you most associate with renewable energy sources? %September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 16
  17. 17. Which benefits do you most associate with renewable energy sources? %September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 17
  18. 18. How satisfied are you with the job that each is doing to address the energy issues most important to you?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 18
  19. 19. Compared to most people you know, how knowledgeable are you about how energy is produced, delivered and used?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 19
  20. 20. Compared to most people you know, how knowledgeable are you about how energy is produced, delivered and used?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 20
  21. 21. Do you think climate change is occurring?March 2012 Base: 2371, July 2012 Base: 1029. September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 21
  22. 22. Do you think climate change is occurring? Sep-12 80% of both African Americans and Hispanics say climate change is occurringMarch 2012 Base: 2371, July 2012 Base: 1029. September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 22
  23. 23. Do you think climate change is occurring?March 2012 Base: 2371, July 2012 Base: 1029. September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 23
  24. 24. Do you think climate change is occurring? Alabama Arkansas District of Columbia Delaware Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West VirginiaMarch 2012 Base: 2371, July 2012 Base: 1029. September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 24
  25. 25. Indicate if you think each of the following is a significant factor contributing to global climate change:September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 25
  26. 26. Do you support or oppose the use of nuclear energy?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 26
  27. 27. Do you support or oppose the use of nuclear energy? 37% of those who say climate change is occurring support nuclear 60% of those who say climate change isn’t occurring support nuclearSeptember 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 27
  28. 28. Which presidential candidate do you believe has the best energy platform for the country?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 28
  29. 29. Which presidential candidate do you believe has the best energy platform for the country?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 29
  30. 30. Would you be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports..?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 30
  31. 31. Would you be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports..?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 31
  32. 32. Would you be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports decreasing the use of coal as an energy source?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 32
  33. 33. How concerned are you about each of the following?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 33
  34. 34. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: “The President has the power to manage the cost of gasoline.”September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 34
  35. 35. Who or what do you believe is most responsible for the price of gasoline at the pump?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 35
  36. 36. Would you be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who promises to make gasoline less expensive?September 2012 Base: 2092.All results based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 36
  37. 37. %Percentage of people who selected the issues as 1st or 2nd choices.July 2012, UT Energy Poll, with American Clean Skies Foundation and Politico Allresults based on weighted data Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 37
  38. 38. For more information: www.utenergypoll.comsheril.kirshenbaum@mccombs.utexas.edu (512) 232-5942 Source: University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, September 2012 Page 38

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