Key specific findings of the survey:
- American voters continue to offer strong support for public investments in conservation – and that support has held steady despite the economic downturn.
- American voters are also willing to commit their own money in support of conservation; solid majorities would be willing to pay as much as $100 more in annual taxes to support conservation.
- Support for investments in conservation stems from voters’ strong personal connections to the environment.
- Even though the economy is a dominant national concern, voters see a number of conservation issues as pressing problems.
- The overwhelming majority of American voters believe that we can continue to protect our environment while strengthening our economy.
- Voters also see an important role for investment in global conservation efforts.