Coltura Poll: US Voters Support Full Transition To EVs by 2030

In the first national poll by Coltura, an environmental group focused on phasing out gasoline use, US voters said they support a full transition to electric vehicles by 2030. The strong voter support reflects concerns about the effects of local air pollution as well as the climate crisis.

The survey was conducted by Nexus Polling, the Yale on Climate Change Communication Program, and George Mason University’s Climate Change Communication Center, and was commissioned by Coltura.

It found a margin of 35%-55% of American voters in favor of requiring all new cars sold in their state to be electric by 2030. Gas-powered cars are a major contributor to the carbon pollution fueling the climate crisis.

According to survey data, 73% of voters said requiring new cars manufactured in 2030 or later to be electric would have a positive impact on air quality. Another 64% said it would have a positive impact on climate change, 61% on health, and 58% on energy independence. Janelle London, Coltuera’s co-CEO, noted how the data from the survey emphasized the importance of the 2030 target date for the phase-out of petrol cars.

To achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, we must tackle a major source of carbon pollution driving the climate crisis: gas-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs. To achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, we must tackle a major source of carbon pollution driving the climate crisis: gas-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs. “

Voter demographics were included in the data. 71% were aged 18-34, 69% were black, and 67% were Hispanic – these groups were particularly supportive of phasing out gasoline cars by 2030. Clean Transportation and Energy Driving at GreenLatinos Dr. Andrea spoke Marbellero-Colomina on how people of color have suffered the most from the effects of pollution and climate change from gas-powered cars.

People of color suffer disproportionately from the effects of pollution and climate change from gasoline-powered vehicles. These survey results show support in the black and Latino communities for the transition to an all-electric car future. For Latinos, investing in electric vehicles is directly related to our health and well-being. Hispanic children are three times more likely than non-Hispanic white children to live in counties where air quality standards are poor, and nearly a third of them live in counties where concentrations of hazardous air pollutants exceed one in 10,000 cancer risk level.”

The results of opinion polls conducted across the country showed support for the 2030 phase-out of gas-powered cars as follows:

  • New York: 66% support/24% oppose
  • Hawaii: 66% support/24% oppose
  • California: 62% support / 31% oppose
  • Massachusetts: 62% support / 28% oppose
  • New Jersey: 58% support / 30% oppose
  • Oregon: 58% support / 33% oppose
  • Washington: 58% support / 34% oppose
  • Michigan: 55% in favor / 33% against
  • Florida: 55% in favor / 37% against
  • Nevada: 52% support / 39% oppose
  • New Mexico: 51% support / 38% oppose
  • Colorado: 50% support / 38% oppose
  • Texas: 47% in favor / 34% against

“The majority of voters have positive opinions about electric vehicles and say it is important for the United States to move from gas to electric cars,” said Dr. Anthony Lesserwitz, director of the Yale Climate Change Communication Program.

“Constituents across the country are eager to see government action to combat climate change and reduce air pollution,” said Dr. Edward Maybach, director of the George Mason University Center on Climate Change Communication.

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