Skip to Content

Whitehouse Consultancy Pension Investment Poll

Public poll on renewable energy and pension investments for The Whitehouse Consultancy.

Oil & gas and solar industries are the two most commonly thought to provide the greatest long-term return on investment for pension funds, both chosen by 18% of British adults. However, around a third (36%) of British adults say they don’t know which of the industries would give them the great return on investment.

Among the more affluent AB social grade, one in five (20%) believe it is oil & gas that would give the best return for pension funds, with 17% choosing each of solar and nuclear.

Young Britons (aged 18-24) are most likely to think solar gives the greatest return (22%), while those aged 65+ are split between oil & gas (22%) and nuclear (22%).

Q: Which ONE of the following industries do you think provides the greatest long-term return on investment for pension funds?

Oil & gas 18%
Solar 18%
Nuclear 14%
Wind 7%
Hydropower / Tidal 7%
Coal 1%
Don’t know 36%

Base: GB adults (n=2,001)

Date Published: 17th June 2015

Categories: Business | Energy | Finance | Financial Services | GB | Personal Finance | Public and communities

Client: The Whitehouse Consultancy


Methodology Note: ComRes interviewed 2,001 British adults online between 5th and 7th June 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

  1. Whitehouse-Pensions-Poll_June-2015 0.02 MB.

View Press and Polls

Read More