For the past three years, we have been asking Maryland residents questions about their understanding of the effects of energy choices and climate change on their health and that of their communities. Marylanders recognize environmental risks to their health, including air pollution and climate change, and want the General Assembly and Governor to prioritize reducing these risks. They understand that energy choices differ in their effects on health, and rate solar and wind as the least harmful.
George Mason University partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in fielding the survey in 2015. This report is one of three released from the 2015 data; other reports highlight attitudes, behaviors and policy preferences on energy, and climate change policies and concerns other than public health. Download the Report Here.