What America is Thinking on Energy Issues – Poll: Large majorities of New York voters support increased investments in U.S. energy infrastructure
Albany, N.Y., August 14, 2014 ─ Strong bipartisan majorities of registered New York voters support increased development of U.S. energy infrastructure and will back candidates who support producing more U.S. oil and natural gas, according to a new poll released by API.
“New York voters, regardless of party affiliation, want more American made energy,” said Karen Moreau, executive director of API’s New York State Petroleum Council. “Voters are more likely to support candidates who will invest in energy infrastructure to produce and transport more of America’s energy.
“New Yorkers recognize the importance of producing more oil and natural gas in the United States and want opportunities to create new American jobs and boost state economies, benefits sorely needed in upstate New York.”
The state-wide telephone poll, conducted for API by Harris Poll among 612 registered voters in New York, also found that:
- 87 percent support increased development of the country’s energy infrastructure. (Democrats 83 percent; Republicans 92 percent; Independents 84 percent)
- 69 percent support increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources located here in the U.S.
- 73 percent are more likely to support a candidate in November’s election who supports increasing the country’s energy infrastructure and producing more oil and natural gas from here in the U.S. (Democrats 70 percent; Republicans 87 percent; Independents 68 percent)
- 69 percent think that the federal government does not do enough to encourage the development of the country’s energy infrastructure.
The New York State Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.
The study was conducted July 29 – August 3, 2014 by telephone by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute among 612 registered voters in New York, with a sampling error of +/- 4%. A full methodology is available upon request.
"What America is Thinking on Energy Issues" is a public opinion series provided by API, offering data to inform policy discussions and ensure policymakers and others know Americans' perspectives on key energy issues.
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