Poll: Floridians Want Climate Action

Climate change is a top issue for Florida voters, with overwhelming support for policies that can move the state toward a clean energy future.

June 16, 2022
Matthew Tresaugue, mtresaugue@edfaction.org, (713) 392-7888

(St. Petersburg, FL – June 16, 2022) A new poll from EDF Action finds overwhelming majority (63 percent) of Florida voters think it’s important that the state’s elected leaders act on climate change in the next legislative session.

The statewide poll, which Fabrizio Lee & Associates conducted April 25-28, 2022, shows climate change is a motivating issue for ever-important voters with no party affiliation and climate friendly policies are catching on with Republicans.

Among the poll’s findings:

  • 75% of voters agree Florida utilities depend too much on fossil fuels for electricity.
  • 76% of Florida voters want policymakers to create an energy independence plan for the state.
  • 71% of voters support expanded use of solar energy across the state.

Specific proposals with strong bi-partisan support include:

  • 76% support expanding solar usage on state buildings.
  • 70% support allowing businesses and organizations to finance small solar projects on their property.
  • 65% support lower taxes and fees on electric vehicles.

“The poll clearly shows that voters in this famously divided state want their elected leaders to come together to confront climate change,” EDF Action Florida Director Dawn Shirreffs said. “There is overwhelming support among Democrats, Republicans and Independents for climate friendly policies that will make our state healthier, cleaner and more prosperous. This is the time to act.”