Emily Swanson | May 11, 2010
Pew Research Center
5/6-9/10; 994 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
As I read some possible government policies to address America's energy supply, tell me whether you would favor or oppose each...
Promoting the increased use of nuclear power:
45% Favor, 44% Oppose
Spending more on subway, rail and bus systems:
65% Favor, 28% Oppose
Increasing federal funding for research on wind, solar and hydrogen technology:
73% Favor, 22% Oppose
Allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters:
54% Favor, 38% Oppose
How would you rate the job ______ has been doing responding to the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico?
The federal government: 33% Excellent/Good, 54% Only fair/poor
B.P.: 24% Excellent/Good, 63% Fair/Poor
In your opinion, did President Obama do all he could to get the government's response to the oil leak going quickly or do you think he could have done more?
36% Did all he could, 47% Could have done more
From what you've seen and heard, do you think that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is...
55% A major environmental disaster
37% A serious environmental problem, but not a disaster
4% Is it not too serious an environmental problem
33% Democrat, 24% Republican, 35% independent (chart)