According to a Pew Research Center survey, 89 percent of U.S. adults are in favor of expanding solar power.
The survey also found that 4 percent of homeowners have solar panels on their roofs, and 40 percent say that they have given serious thought to adding panels within the last year.
Homeowners’ interest in solar panels reflects both financial and environmental concerns. Nine-in-ten homeowners said they have installed or considered home solar panels in order to save money on utility bills and 87% say they did so to help the environment. Fewer among this group (60%) say getting a solar tax investment credit is a reason they installed or considered installing solar power at home.