This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the public wants officials to do about our energy problems, and how governments at various levels are likely to come to grips with energy shortages in the future.
Eric R.A.N. Smith is associate professor of political science at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 A Brief History of America's Energy Problems Chapter 3 What Are the Trends in Public Opinion? Chapter 4 How Much Does the Public Understand about Energy? Chapter 5 What Causes Public Opinion? Chapter 6 Implications for the Future Chapter 7 Statistical Methods Appendix Chapter 8 Data Appendix Chapter 9 List of Figures and Tables