Archive for Category: "Public opinion"

Annual Western poll shows strong support for conservation

Annual Western poll shows strong support for conservation

For the past few years, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project has been conducting a Conservation in the West poll, and the results continually show strong support for protecting the West’s environment. When voters in six states are asked about issues such as energy development, safety regulations, and public lands, they tend to prefer […]

Gallup finds rising hostility toward environmentalists

Gallup finds rising hostility toward environmentalists

Gallup has been polling Americans on the environment for decades and it’s one of the best sources I’ve found for tracking long-term trends in public opinion on conservation issues. Something that struck me while analyzing this data is an apparent increase in hostility toward the environmental movement over the past decade or so. The graphic […]