Though Montana is one of the most politically conservative states, a majority of residents identify as conservationists.
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.
There is an overwhelming consensus among Maryland voters that forests should be protected. Nearly nine out of ten registered voters (87%) agree with the statement, “The state legislature should set a goal to save Maryland’s remaining forests and strengthen the laws that protect trees, even if it means slowing growth and development.” A 54% majority of voters strongly agree with this statement. Only 7% disagree.
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.
Shows that Maryland voters overwhelmingly support the state's land and water conservation program, and oppose dedicated conservation funding being diverted to unrelated programs.
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.