NSEE@10

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The National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) was a biannual national opinion survey on energy and climate policy conducted by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College. The survey was launched in 2008.

Over the last 10 years, the NSEE has covered topics such as public policy approaches to address climate change including federal, state, and international action; energy policies such as cap-and-trade, carbon taxes, renewable energy requirements, vehicle emissions standards, and many more; and knowledge and attitudes about global warming, climate adaptation, and geoengineering. Since 2011, the NSEE has worked closely with researchers at the University of Montreal who conduct the Canadian Surveys on Energy and Environment (CSEE), fielding a number of identical survey questions. Run concurrently in the fall, these surveys provide a unique comparative perspective on public attitudes toward climate change and energy policy.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the survey, NSEE released a series of reports highlighting the breadth of topics we have covered over the past decade. These reports present time-series data on how attitudes about energy policy and climate change have changed since 2008, as well as comparisons between public opinion in the United States and in Canada.

 

REPORTS FROM NSEE@10

 

 

  • NSEE Methodology 2008-2019
    Survey Wave Fielding Dates Sample Size (Total) Landlines Cell Phones Margin of Error AAPOR RR3
    Fall 2008 September 8 - September 24, 2008 603 603 * +/-4.0% 13%
    Fall 2009 September 21 - November 24, 2009 988 988 * +/-3.0% 31%
    Spring 2010 March 22 - April 9, 2010 712 712 * +/-3.7% 11%
    Fall 2010 November 15 - December 9, 2010 916 916 * +/-3.2% 13%
    Spring 2011 March 18 - April 5, 2011 709 463 246 +/-4.0% 13%
    Fall 2011 December 4– December 21, 2011 887 693 248 +/-3.5% 11%
    Spring 2012 March 28 – April 16, 2012 726 520 206 +/-4.0% 16%
    Fall 2012 September 26 - October 11, 2012 917 561 356 +/-3.5% 13%
    Spring 2013 April 1 - April 14, 2013 853 552 301 +/-3.5% 11%
    Fall 2013 October 3 - October 14, 2013 947 626 321 +/-3.5% 12%
    Spring 2014 March 24 - April 9, 2014 798 425 373 +/-3.5% 12%
    Fall 2014 October 6 - November 6, 2014 942 519 423 +/-3.5% 15%
    Spring 2015 April 8- April 30, 2015 751 334 417 +/-3.6% 11%
    Fall 2015 September 2 - September 24, 2015 911 353 558 +/-3.5% 12%
    Spring 2016 April 5- April 26, 2016 768 212 556 +/-4.0% 9%
    Fall 2016 October 13 - November 6, 2016 940 210 730 +/-3.2% 11%
    Spring 2017 April 17 - May 16, 2017 841 201 640 +/-3.5% 9%
    Fall 2017 October 4 - November 19, 2017 929 140 789 +/-3.2% 9%
    Spring 2018 April 29 - May 25, 2018 751 146 605 +/-4.0% 8%
    Fall 2018 September 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018 800 164 636 +/-3.4% 7%
    Spring 2019 June 6, 2019 - June 28, 2019 601 117 484 +/-4.0% 7%

     

    *Cell phones were not included in the NSEE sample until 2011

    The CSEE have been conducted concurrently with the fall wave of the NSEE. The CSEE surveys use random digit dialing (RDD) of landline and cell phones to generate a probabilistic, nationally representative sample of adult (18 and over) residents of Canada. The sample size, balance of landline and cell phone completes, and response rates are provided in the table below.

    CSEE Methodology 2011-2017
    Survey Wave Fielding Dates Sample Size (Total) Landlines Cell Phones Margin of Error AAPOR RR3
    CSEE 2011 January 12 - February 4, 2011 1214 1214 * +/-2.8% 8%
    CSEE 2013 October 10 - October 20, 2013 1502 1391 111 +/-2.5% 10%
    CSEE 2014 October 6 - October 27, 2014 1401 1152 249 +/-2.6% 8%
    CSEE 2015 September 1 - September 15, 2015 1014 601 413 +/-3.08% 8%
    CSEE 2016 October 5 - October 18, 2016 1200 719 481 +/-2.83% 10%
    CSEE 2017 October 6 - October 29, 2017 1207 722 485 +/-2.82% 9%
    CSEE 2018 October 5 to October 24, 2018 1200 720 480 +/-2.83% 8%

     

    *Cell phones were not included in the CSEE sample until 2013

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