Just 28% Following News About Green New Deal; 32% Have Never Heard of It

Just 28% of voters are following news stories about the Green New Deal even somewhat closely. Only 9% are following it Very Closely. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 39% aren’t following the topic.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of the most liberal voters are following Green New Deal stories as are 36% of the most conservative voters. Those in between the ideological extremes are less interested (see crosstab results).

Despite the highly publicized release of a Green New Deal program by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  32% have never heard of the proposal. That’s actually a modest uptick in awareness.  In early January, 39% had never heard of it.

When described generally in terms that its advocates might use, 53% of voters have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the Green New Deal. That’s down a couple of points since early January. However, just 18% of voters nationwide believe the threat of climate change makes it necessary to give the federal government sweeping new powers to control the economy.

The latest survey shows that only 17% of voters believe federal government programs are most likely to develop the technologies needed to generate the energy we need without harming the environment. Fifty-four percent (54%) believe those technologies are more likely to come from private sector innovation.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted February 14-15, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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