The cultural dynamics of energy: The impact of lived experience, preference and demographics on future energy policy in the United States

Andrew Chapman, Yosuke Shigetomi, Shamal Chandra Karmaker, Bidyut Baran Saha, Kathryn Huff, Caleb Brooks, James Stubbins

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Cultural diversity is increasing in the US, which is likely to have an impact on preferences toward future energy policy. This research investigates people's lived experience and preferences through a nationally representative survey (n = 3000) regarding the energy system, and how these relate to cultural group and other demographics. Our study highlights the influence of cultural background in the US, alongside educational achievement and income level on perceptions toward the energy system and energy policy. Through rigorous multivariate statistical evaluation of cultural groupings, income and education on energy system preferences and lived experience, we identified cultural groups that experience energy affordability differently, irrespective of income or educational achievement. For energy policy issue and factor importance, we identify a positive link with educational achievement and income, varying across cultural grouping. Overall, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders and American Indian and Native Alaskans had a muted response to energy policy issues and energy system factors compared to their peers. Our findings identified a need to enhance overall educational outcomes to engender more positive attitudes toward improving the environment, and the need for policy makers to be aware of cultural group preferences to enable development of energy policies which improve recognition justice outcomes.

本文言語英語
論文番号102231
ジャーナルEnergy Research and Social Science
80
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 10月 2021

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 原子力エネルギーおよび原子力工学
  • 燃料技術
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 社会科学(その他)

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