Poll: Americans know how to save energy, but balk

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

When it comes to saving energy, people in the United States know that driving a fuel-efficient car accomplishes more than turning off the lights at home.

But that doesn't mean they'll do it.

A new poll shows that while most of those questioned understand effective ways to save energy, they have a hard time adopting them.

Six in 10 say driving a more fuel-efficient car would save a large amount of energy, but only 1 in 4 says that's easy to do.

The poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that people also are skeptical of carpooling or installing better home insulation, rating them as effective but impractical.


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