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Table 7 Self-reported obstacles to energy conservation, United States, 2008

From: Climate change and climate variability: personal motivation for adaptation and mitigation

Reason for not reducing energy consumption: Proportion
Question: Why have you not reduced your energy consumption in response to global climate change?  
You do not know what energy consumption to reduce. 0.21
You know what energy consumption to reduce, but you do not know how to change them. 0.30
You do not have the time to reduce your energy consumption. 0.21
You do not have the money to reduce your energy consumption. 0.20
You feel that a reduction in your energy consumption won't make a difference. 0.41
You feel that a reduction in your energy consumption may affect others' opinions of you. 0.08
It is inconvenient to reduce your energy consumption 0.39
You don't believe in global climate change 0.13
You don't believe reducing energy consumption is your responsibility 0.18
  1. Note: Restricted to those that did not reduce their energy consumption (N = 115). Not mutually exclusive categories.