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Sociology: Clean-energy conservatism

US conservatives receive a steady stream of anti-environmental messaging from Republican politicians. However, clean-energy conservatives sending strong counter-messages on energy issues could mobilize moderate conservatives to break away from the dominant right-wing defence of fossil fuels.

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Figure 1: Pro-environmental voting records of US Senate and House Democrats (blue squares) and Republicans (red triangles), 1970–2015.
Figure 2: Percentages of US liberals (blue squares), moderate conservatives (red triangles), and strong conservatives (orange circles).


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