A majority of U.S. adults in a recent survey said the country should not stop producing natural gas, oil or coal by 2035, with more than one-third (35%) urging continued use of the fossil fuels longer term. 

A poll conducted in early June by Pew Research of 10,329 U.S. adults found more than two-thirds of Americans (68%) favored using fossil fuels. The survey, however, was split along party lines, with more Republicans in favor of their use longer term.

Most Republicans (57%) favor the long-term use of fossil fuels. The GOP respondents also favored increasing oil and gas production, with 73% favoring more offshore activity, versus only 25% of the Democrats surveyed. 

More than half of Democrats (51%) who responded to the poll said the United States should not phase out fossil...