American Voters Overwhelmingly Support EPA’s New Gasoline and Vehicle Standards


Today, the Environmental Protection Agency moved ahead with new standards requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles. 

In January, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research conducted a bipartisan survey for the American Lung Association that showed overwhelming support for such standards.  

Among the key findings from this research:

  • The EPA remains much more popular than Congress, whose ratings continue to sink
  • Voters rate clean air as a significantly higher priority than reducing regulations on businesses
  • Voters across the country strongly believe that the EPA should be doing more, not less, to reduce air pollution
  • An overwhelming 62 to 32 percent majority support the new gasoline and vehicle standards.
  • This includes solid majorities of Democrats, independents and even moderate Republicans. 

The topline results and a PowerPoint presentation with further analysis can be found at the links below:

These results are based on a national survey of 800 registered voters, conducted for the American Lung Association by GQRR and Public Opinion Strategies January 13-16.  The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percent.  Views in this email are those of GQRR only and do not necessarily reflect those of POS.