New Iowa Survey Demonstrates Widespread Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy Infrastructure

Iowa voters rally behind renewable energy to power positive impact on local and national economies


Washington, D.C. – Iowa survey results released today by Centerline Liberties found strong bipartisan support for clean energy infrastructure and manufacturing. The data highlights voter sentiment that clean energy investments will have a positive impact on both Iowa and the nation. 

“Iowa leads the nation in innovative farming, conservation and renewable energy. It is clear that Iowans across the state and the political spectrum see the value in continuing support for investments in clean energy infrastructure and manufacturing. The overwhelming support sends a clear message to both state and federal lawmakers that they should continue to advance investments in clean energy,” said Centerline Liberties President James Dozier. 

“It is evident Iowans see the value and positive impact of clean energy on the economy and environment. Continuing to invest in clean energy infrastructure and manufacturing will fuel the future of agriculture and create well-paying jobs while spurring economic growth,” said Nick Boeyink, Executive Director of the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum. 

Notable survey results on support for clean energy infrastructure and manufacturing: 

  • Iowa voters overwhelmingly support investments in clean energy.
    • Almost three-in-four (73%) – including a majority of Republicans and Independents – say that Congress should continue to fund laws that invest in clean energy infrastructure.  
  • Voter sentiment reflects the positive impact of clean energy investment on the local and national community.
    • 60% of voters think that these energy investments will have a positive impact on Iowa and the country alike.  
  • There is widespread support for both federal government and state government action to reduce carbon pollution.
    • 80% of Iowa voters say they support the federal government taking action to reduce carbon pollution that contributes to climate change and 73% support their state government taking action.
  • Iowans support funding across the state, in every type of community and with all key-subgroups of the electorate, including:
    • 71% of men and 75% of women; 
    • 68% of those without a college degree and 79% of those with a college or postgraduate degree;
    • 54% of Republicans, 77% of Independents, and 91% of Democrats; And, 
    • 79% of those in cities, 77% of those in the suburbs, 67% of small-town voters and 70% in rural areas of the state. 
  • A safer, more reliable electric grid and a grid that is secure from hackers are deemed the most important ways to invest in America’s energy future.
    • Grid investments are extremely or very important across party lines with 78% of Republicans saying that making the country’s electric grid safer and more reliable and making it more secure from hackers is extremely or very important.
    • 84% of Independents and 82% of Democrats say making the grid safer and more reliable is extremely or very important.  
  • Voters prefer candidates who support taking action to address climate change.
    • A majority of voters (76%) would prefer to vote for a candidate for public office who supports doing something to address climate change compared to 24% who would prefer a candidate opposed to action on climate change. 

Full survey results can be viewed by clicking here


The survey was fielded March 1-5, 2024 by New Bridge Strategy and Meeting Street among 500 registered voters. The margin of error is: +/- 4.38%.

Centerline Liberties is a nonprofit focused on advancing policy solutions capable of defending core constitutional liberties, preserving a free market economy, and limiting the role of government in Americans’ everyday lives.

The Iowa Conservative Energy Forum (ICEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. We promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while also improving energy reliability.