The National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE), is an on-going biannual national opinion survey on energy and climate policy. Launched in 2008, over time the NSEE has covered topics such as public policy approaches to address climate change including federal, state, and international action; energy policies such as cap-and-trade, carbon taxes, renewable energy requirements, vehicle emissions standards, and many more; and knowledge and attitudes about global warming, climate adaptation, fracking, and geoengineering. A special series of reports--NSEE@10--celebrates the survey’s 10th anniversary.
NSEE was co-founded by professor Barry Rabe at the University of Michigan and professor Christopher Borick at Muhlenberg College, and is fielded by the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion.
For more information about the NSEE, contact CLOSUP staff at 734-647-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Muhlenberg's survey operations, see this Washington Post article quoting Christopher Borick.
Funding and Financial Disclosure
Funding for the NSEE surveys to-date has been provided by general revenues of the University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion.
The NSEE is committed to transparency in all facets of our work, including providing online access to NSEE survey instruments, data tables, and downloadable datasets.
Reports from the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment
Coal, Natural Gas, and Pipelines: 10 Years of Fossil Fuels in the NSEE
A Majority of Americans Support Net Energy Metering
Strong Public Support for State-level Policies to Address Climate Change
Moving the needle on American support for a carbon tax
Fewer Americans Doubt Global Warming is Occurring
American Views on Fracking
American Attitudes about the Clean Power Plan and Policies for Compliance
Acceptance of Global Warming Rising for Americans of all Religious Beliefs
Acceptance of Global Warming Among Americans Reaches Highest Level Since 2008
Belief in Global Warming Among Americans Gradually Increases Following the Winter of 2015
Cap-and-Trade Support Linked to Revenue Use
Widespread Public Support for Renewable Energy Mandates Despite Proposed Rollbacks
Acceptance of Global Warming Among Americans Moderately Increases in Late 2014
Public Support for Regulation of Power Plant Emissions Under the Clean Power Plan
Public Opinion on Hydraulic Fracturing in the province of Quebec: A Comparison with Michigan and Pennsylvania
Public Perceptions of Shale Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing in New York and Pennsylvania
Public Views on a Carbon Tax Depend on the Proposed Use of Revenue
American Acceptance of Global Warming Retreats in Wake of Winter 2014
Public Opinion on Climate Change and Support for Various Policy Instruments in Canada and the US
The Decline of Public Support for State Climate Change Policies: 2008-2013
The Chilling Effect of Winter 2013 on American Acceptance of Global Warming
Public Opinion on Fracking: Perspectives from Michigan and Pennsylvania
NSEE Findings Report for Belief-Related Questions
NSEE Public Opinion on Climate Policy Options