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Public Opinion Surveys & Polls

2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Associated Recreation

The 2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation is a partnership effort with the States and national conservation organizations, and has become one of the most important sources of information on fish and wildlife recreation in the United States. It is a useful tool that quantifies the economic impact of wildlife-based recreation.
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2004 American Community Survey

A National Survey on Communities, this report is broken down into three sections - (1) The Dream: American's preferences for different types of development and aspects of community, (2) The Reality: The public's level of satisfaction with the choices they have currently, and (3) Policies - getting from dream to reality: The public's support for specific policies to address the issues of how we live and where and how to develop.
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2014 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report

2014
Organizations/Sources: Outdoor Foundation
During January and February of 2013 a total of 19,240 online interviews were carried out with a nationwide sample of individuals and households from the US Online Panel of over one million people operated by Synovate/IPSOS. A total of 7,528 individual and 11,712 household surveys were completed.
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American Voters View Conservation as Patriotic, and Strengthening on the Economy; Broad Support for Current Conservation Legislation

2012
Organizations/Sources: The Nature Conservancy
This survey shows at least one issue is widely supported by Americans across the political spectrum: the conservation of our nation’s land and water. And, the bipartisan team of pollsters note, from “Tea Party Republicans to liberal Democrats, more than four-in-five American voters say that conserving our country's natural resources—our land, air and water—is patriotic.”
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Conservation in the West Poll, Wyoming

2012
Organizations/Sources: The Colorado College
A survey of Wyoming voters regarding conservation demonstrates a strong conservation ethic and support for continuing to fund conservation and maintain protections. Like their fellow Westerners, Wyoming voters overwhelmingly identify as conservationists (71%) – a label that bridges partisan lines, as well as many other factors in the state. Wyoming voters prioritize conservation goals throughout the survey, in regard to energy, regulation, and public lands.
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Key Findings from National Voter Survey on Conservation

2009
Authors: David Wetz and Lori Weigel
American voters are highly committed to conservation, and three out of four believe that we can protect land and water and have a strong economy at the same time. Even more strikingly, this survey shows that three in five voters support increased public investments in conservation at the state, local, or federal levels – and are willing to pay a small increase in taxes to support them. Together, the data provide ample evidence that American voters have a strong and undiminished desire to conserve the nation’s land, water, and wildlife.
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National Survey of Hunters & Anglers

2012
Authors: Bob Carpenter
Organizations/Sources: National Wildlife Federation
Results from a survey of hunters and anglers include this group of voters believe the federal government should make preserving fish and wildlife habitat and managing public lands for fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreation a priority. Almost 9 out of 10, (88%) think that prior to the federal government issuing a lease to oil and gas companies to drill on public lands, the various resources and uses of the land should be considered, including fishing and hunting, protection of wildlife habitat and ensuring the protection of clean air and water. Gun rights are important to these anglers and hunters, but conservation is viewed as equally important.
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New Hampshire Conservation Attitude Survey Highlights Report

2012
Authors: Chad Novak and Andrew Smith
The University of New Hampshire Survey Center, on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land, conducted a survey about attitudes towards conservation funding and conservation issues in New Hampshire. The major findings of this survey include: New Hampshire voters almost unanimously support investing in land conservation efforts. More than three quarters of New Hampshire voters think the State of New Hampshire should spend public funds for land conservation.
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Poll Results: The Public’s View of Conservation

2012
Authors: Elana Richman
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Across the political spectrum, voters consistently and strongly voice their support for land conservation and parks. Regardless of political affiliation and despite tough economic times, a strong majority of voters thinks funding for conservation and parks is important, even if it means paying more in taxes.
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Strong Bipartisan Support For National Parks

2012
Voters across the ideological spectrum see National Parks as a legitimate and important federal responsibility—nearly nine in 10 say it is extremely important (59%) or quite important (29%) for the federal government to protect and support National Parks. And even in these difficult fiscal circumstances, very few voters from either side of the political aisle say the federal government should be cutting back on funding for National Parks. Likewise, this same spirit of bipartisanship is exemplified by the large majority of voters who say that support for National Parks is an issue that can unite people across party lines.
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Summary of Key Findings from Pennsylvania Statewide Public Opinion Survey (2012)

2012
Organizations/Sources: Penn State Harrisburg
In 2012, the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg completed a statewide survey of 608 Pennsylvanians to assess public support for increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sties, forests, and farms. The survey results showed overwhelming public support throughout the state and among all demographic groups for both continuing existing dedicated state funding for conservation as well as increasing state funding for land and water conservation, even if that meant a small increase in taxes.
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Summary of Key Findings from Pennsylvania Statewide Public Opinion Survey (2014)

2014
In 2014, the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg completed a statewide survey of 606 Pennsylvanians to assess public support for increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sties, forests, and farms. The survey results showed overwhelming public support throughout the state and among all demographic groups for both continuing existing dedicated state funding for conservation as well as increasing state funding for land and water conservation, even if that meant a small increase in taxes.
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Summary of Key Findings from Pennsylvania Statewide Public Opinion Survey (2015)

2015
In 2015, the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg completed a statewide survey of 601 Pennsylvanians to assess public support for increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sties, forests, and farms. The survey results showed overwhelming public support throughout the state and among all demographic groups for both continuing existing dedicated state funding for conservation as well as increasing state funding for land and water conservation, even if that meant a small increase in taxes.
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Survey Shows Voters Near Unanimous in Support for Conservation

2012
Organizations/Sources: New Hampshire Preservation Alliance
New Hampshire voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly support conservation efforts in the state, believe the state should fund such efforts, and want fee revenues intended for the protection of open land and historic sites used only for those purposes.
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