More than 7 in 10 Americans favor expanding the use of natural gas as a source of energy, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Some 47 percent support greater use of oil, while 38 percent favor using more coal.

Source: Brian Kennedy, Alison Spencer and Cary Funk, “Natural gas viewed more positively than other fossil fuels across 20 global publics,” Pew Research Center, Oct. 19, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/yase33l9

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Energy Source Percentage Who Favor Greater Use
Natural Gas 72%
Oil 47%
Coal 38%

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