Voters express strong connection to public lands and the desire to protect them; Concern about water tops economic concerns amidst drought.
Coloradans’ Connection to Conservation:
- State voters overwhelmingly identify as a conservationist – fully 68% say that label describes them, with majorities throughout the state and of all partisan persuasions in this camp.
- 38% consider themselves to be a hunter or angler.
- 82% plan to visit a national park in 2013.
- 81% say that children not spending enough time in the outdoors is a serious problem here in Colorado.
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