New Survey Finds Strong Support for Clean Energy Manufacturing and Infrastructure in Indiana

Hoosiers Want State & Federal Government to Continue Investing in America’s Clean Energy Future

Washington, D.C.: On Tuesday, Centerline Liberties released a new statewide survey in Indiana that found broad, bipartisan support for clean energy manufacturing and infrastructure investments. The poll, which was conducted by Republican research firms New Bridge Strategies, Meeting Street Insights and TargetPoint Consulting also found strong public support for curbing emissions that contribute to climate change and a desire to see their Members of Congress working together to improve America’s clean energy future.

“Centerline’s survey makes it abundantly clear that Indiana voters see ample opportunity for job creation and economic growth stemming from advanced energy manufacturing. Governor Holcomb has a keen understanding of these trends, and the advantages Indiana brings to the table at a time of great demand for increased manufacturing and innovation to solve our climate challenges. The message to the nation and the world is clear, Indiana is open for business,” said Centerline Board President James Dozier.

Specifically, the survey found that:

  • A majority (51%) of Indiana voters say they are familiar with recent laws passed by Congress to help states address a number of energy issues and reduce emissions, as well as provide tax incentives for homeowners and businesses to reduce and change their energy use.
  • Nearly two-thirds of Indiana voters (63%) believe Congress should continue to fund these recent laws to improve America’s energy future.
    • Support for continued funding is highest among Democrats (89%), but a solid majority of Independents (65%) and a plurality of Republicans (41%) also believe Congress should continue to fund these laws. 
    • Seven out of ten union households (71%) also want the funding to continue.
    • Only a quarter of voters (23%) say Congress should stop funding them, while 14% are not sure. 
  • Indiana voters think these laws will have a positive impact on our country and their state.
    • Nearly two-thirds of voters (63%) say these laws will have a positive impact on our country, while only 19% say they will have a negative impact and 18% say they won’t have a real impact one way or the other. 
    • Voters also believe it will benefit the Hoosier state, as 52% say these laws will have a positive impact on Indiana, 29% say they will have a negative impact, and 19% predict no real impact one way or the other. 
  • The survey also finds that modernizing the energy grid and creating manufacturing jobs in America are two key reasons for voters, across the political spectrum, to keep these laws in place. 
  • Eight-in-ten Indiana voters agree that the need to update and modernize the electric grid is a reason to support these laws. 
  • More than a third (36%) say it is very convincing. 
  • Solid majorities of Democrats (89% total convincing), Independents (82%), and Republicans (73%) find it convincing. 
  • This scored particularly well with younger voters (82% total convincing) and urban/suburban voters (83% convincing).  
  • Voters overall, including a majority of Republicans, want the state government to act on carbon pollution.
    • Fully 84% of registered voters in Indiana say they support the state government taking action to reduce the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, while only 16% oppose it. 
    • Among Republicans, 72% support state government action, while just 28% oppose.
  • Supporting government action on climate change will benefit candidates among the electorate and will not hurt among Republicans.
    • A majority of Indiana voters (54%) say they would feel more favorable toward their U.S. Senator if he or she supported the government taking action to reduce carbon pollution. 
    • Among Republicans, 67% would be more favorable or say it would make no difference versus 33% who say they would be less favorable. 
    • The data is similar for Governor Holcomb taking action: 59% would feel more favorable, 16% would feel less favorable, and 26% would feel no different.  Here too, just a minority of Republicans (29%) would be less favorable (71% more favorable or say it would make no difference).


Centerline commissioned a statewide survey among N=400 registered voters in Indiana.  Interviews were conducted online June 2–8, 2023.  Quotas and weighting were set to ensure the sample was demographically representative by gender, age, region, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment. 

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

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