A new poll is shedding light on just how much Americans know about conserving energy at home – and why they still aren’t doing all they can. The poll was recently conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The majority of those polled believe that their personal choices will not add up to a significant energy savings and say they look to the government and larger institutions to execute the bigger energy saving initiatives. In fact, 7% of those surveyed say what they do at home makes no difference at all.
Those surveyed say they understand that driving more fuel efficient cars, carpooling, and evening adding insulation to their homes can result in energy savings but most say those actions are not practical.
The poll also showed that the majority of people polled do not fully understand the government’s Energy Star programs or how to find out how much energy they are actually using at home. For more information, read more on the poll results here.