Here’s something that might be of interest to readers here. The University of Texas at Austin has released the latest version of its energy poll that provides a snapshot of how engaged Americans are currently with following energy issues. There are a variety of questions that are asked and responses are broken down by political leaning, gender, and income level. From a quick survey of the responses it appears to me that the most engaged segment of the population are by category, libertarians, males and the less well off.
The interactive poll results can be read here: http://www.utenergypoll.com/
Here is further analysis of the most recent batch of survey results in an article published at the Phys.org web site: