80 percent icon

of Minnesota voters agree

with supporting an “all of the above” energy strategy focused on lowering heavy dependence on fossil fuels.

62 percent polling data

of Minnesota voters support

MORE emphasis for solar.

75 percent polling data

of Minnesota voters say

it’s important that a political candidate supports clean energy.

two thirds polling data

of minnesota voters believe

mining for rare metals that are critical to the clean energy transition should be mined in-state rather than imported from other countries.

“Voters across the geographic and political map of Minnesota are overwhelmingly supportive of policies accelerating the clean energy transition. The support for affordable and reliable renewable energy and good-paying local jobs that come with it is strong across our state.”

George Damian, Clean Energy Economy MN Director of Government Affairs

About the survey

The survey was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies between August 16-24, 2022 among 600 registered voters and has a credibility interval of ±4.56%.


of Minnesota voters support placing MORE emphasis on wind.


of Minnesota voters support accelerating the growth of clean energy to reduce dependence on importing energy and increase energy security as well as giving Minnesotans choice to move away from burning fossil fuels.


Almost 90% of Minnesotans want utilities to invest more in efficiency programs to reduce the amount of power we need to generate and purchase.


Over 80% of Minnesotans want to streamline the process for installing renewable energy projects, and another 80% want to stop local barriers like Homeowners Associations from putting unreasonable restrictions on rooftop solar.


80% of Minnesotans are more likely to support clean energy if mining in Northeast Minnesota becomes an integral part of the supply chain.


A full 90% of Minnesotans believe it is important to protect the rights of property owners to produce energy on their land.

Watch the full webinar

A webinar on September 30, 2022 with MnCEF & Public Opinion Strategies reviewed the data. Watch the recording here.

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