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The 2012 Conservation in the West Poll

A survey of the attitudes of voters in six Western states

For the second year in a row, the State of the Rockies Project, in conjunction with Lori Weigel, Public Opinion Strategies and Dave Metz, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, conducted the Conservation in the West Poll. The poll's release on January 30, 2012 once again demonstrated that voters in Western states view parks and public lands as essential to their state’s economy, and support upholding and strengthening protections for clean air, clean water, natural areas and wildlife.

The survey, conducted in six Western States, explores bi-partisan opinions in each state and for the six-state region concerning conservation, environment, energy, the role of government, trade-offs with economies, and citizen priorities. 

Press Advisories and Releases

Conservation in the West Poll Summary Reports:

State Summaries

Topic Summaries

Top Line Data

Arizona Energy

Overall State-by-State Data

Colorado Environmental Regulations Summary Latino Voters Data
Montana Jobs and Conservation Summary Sportsmen Data
New Mexico Latino Voters Summary Conservation in the West Poll Cross-Tabulated Data
Utah Sportsmen and Conservation Summary  
Wyoming State Funding for Conservation Summary  
  Conservation in the West Poll Executive Summary  

Conservation and Politics Highlights:

Conservation in the West Survey Key Findings Presentation

Conservation in the West Survey Latino Voters Key Findings Presentation

Context for Conservation

Politics in the West

Sponsored by:

The Colorado College State of the Project
In collaboration with Lori Weigel, Public Opinion Strategies and Dave Metz, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates

The Colorado College State of the Rockies Project is pleased to make available the results of the January, 2012 “Conservation in the West Survey,” conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. Polling in six western states (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) explores bi-partisan opinions in each state and for the six-state region concerning conservation, environment, energy, the role of government, trade-offs with economies, and citizen priorities. The research was funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.