Seven out of 10 Americans support wind farms over any other type of energy development in their hometown, the 2011 Saint Index survey found, with potential backing for other local energy projects, except nuclear.
Asked how they would feel if various types of energy development were proposed in their community, 75 percent of Americans strongly oppose nuclear power, with 22 percent in support, and 70 percent said they would support a local wind power project, with 26 percent opposed.
But their opinions narrow on other types of fossil fuel power plans and exploration. A slim majority of Americans say yes to natural gas drilling, natural gas pipelines and power transmission lines, if such projects are proposed for their home town. By a similar margin, a narrow majority oppose local proposals for oil drilling and power plants.
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