U-M survey reveals how personal concerns, income shape consumer attitudes about energy
Americans are just as concerned about energy's impact on the environment as they are about its affordability, according to first-year results of the University of Michigan Energy Survey.
Consumers also express much greater sensitivity to higher gasoline prices than they do to higher home energy bills.
Conducted quarterly, the U-M Energy Survey takes an academically rigorous look at consumers' individual concerns about energy, what it costs their households and their beliefs about its affordability, reliability and environmental impact. The survey is fielded in conjunction with the U-M Surveys of Consumers, the same longstanding survey that generates the widely reported index of consumer sentiment. Click here for more.