National Surveys on Energy and Environment

July 2008 - June 2018


The National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) was a biannual national opinion survey on energy and climate policy.

Launched in 2008, over time the NSEE 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, fracking, and geoengineering. A special series of reports--NSEE@10--celebrates the survey’s 10th anniversary.

NSEE was co-founded by professor Barry Rabe at the University of Michigan and professor Christopher Borick at Muhlenberg College, and was fielded by the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion.

For more information about the NSEE, contact Dr. Borick directly at [email protected]. For more information on Muhlenberg's survey operations, see this Washington Post article quoting Christopher Borick.


Funding for the NSEE surveys was provided by general revenues of the University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion.


The NSEE is committed to transparency in all facets of our work, including providing online access to NSEE survey instruments, data tables, and downloadable datasets.

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Christopher Borick

Professor of Political Science and Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion