New Mexico Report
State residents demonstrate the most concern in the region about rivers and water supplies; strong affinity to and support for retaining public lands.
New Mexicans’ Connection to Conservation:
- Two-thirds (67%) of New Mexico voters consider themselves conservationists. A majority of voters throughout the state and across party lines hold this view.
- New Mexicans are very active in the outdoors. Half (50%) of New Mexico voters are regular hikers or campers, and more than one-in-three engage in other outdoor activities such as bird watching or boating.
- Forty-one percent (41%) identify themselves as a hunter or angler.
- Two-thirds (67%) plan to visit a national park in the next year.
- Despite their high level of outdoor activity, 87% say children not spending enough time outdoors is a serious problem.
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