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Climate Action and Clean Energy in Pennsylvania

2015
Organizations/Sources: Public Opinion Strategies
A 2015 statewide survey, conducted after the EPA announced its Clean Power Plan, finds that 82% of Pennsylvania voters, including majorities across party lines, favor state-based action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in compliance with the EPA’s new restrictions on coal-fired power plant emissions. Pennsylvanians are especially enthusiastic about energy efficiency and wind and solar power, which they believe create jobs, clean the air, and increase energy independence.
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Fall 2016 Penn State Conservation Poll

2016
Traces Pennsylvanians' opinions on the importance of various conservation efforts, including water protection, farmland preservation, developing trails and recreation areas, habitat protection, and historic preservation.
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How Pennsylvanians View Government Funding of Conservation: An Overview of Polling and Voting Results

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
An overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians—regardless of party or region—value open space and state investments in conservation. (Print version of CT guide)
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Lancaster County Farmland Preservation Poll

2016
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster Farmland Trust
Survey by Susquehanna Polling and Research shows that Lancaster County voters value farmland preservation and are willing to support paying more to ensure continued public funding to conserve agricultural land.
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Pennsylvania Residents' Opinions on and Attitudes Toward Nongame Wildlife

2014
Survey shows that Pennsylvanians view habitat loss and urban sprawl as biggest threat to wildlife, and believe that conserving threatened and endangered species is an important function of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission.
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Pennsylvania Survey of Hunters and Anglers Regarding Clean Water Act

2015
Most Pennsylvania voters who identify as hunters and/or anglers support applying the federal Clean Water Act to smaller headwater streams and wetlands, and view the Act as an important safeguard for water quality.
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Pennsylvania Voters' Opinion on Fracking in Parks

2014
Quinnipiac University poll shows that Pennsylvania voters generally support fracking, but not in state parks and forests.
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Polls Show Pennsylvanians Support Environmental Protection

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Polls show that Pennsylvanians are concerned about a range of environmental issues, from clean water and wildlife conservation to global warming and renewable energy. (Print version of CT guide)
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Protected Lands in Pike County Survey

2017
Organizations/Sources: Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Majorities of Pike County voters who answered this poll, regardless of political affiliation, believe that farmland preservation, protecting drinking water, and conserving open space are important. Because of the low response rate, the results are not statistically significant; however, they are encouraging, and fall in line with larger polls conducted on similar topics.
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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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