Voters Think Green New Deal More Likely to Destroy Economy Than End Climate Change

The Green New Deal is a hot topic in official Washington, but more than a third of all voters have either never heard of it (24%) or don’t know enough to have an opinion about it.

Overall, a Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 35% of voters have a favorable opinion of the concept while 30% have an unfavorable view. Those totals include 15% with a Very Favorable opinion of the Green New Deal and 22% with a Very Unfavorable view.

Among those who have heard of the legislative concept, 49% believe it’s at least somewhat likely to destroy the U.S. economy. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree and 13% are not sure.

Only 38% think the plan is even somewhat likely to stop climate change. Forty-nine percent (49%) say it is unlikely to achieve that goal.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen,, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from July 22-24, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 271were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.


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