Even more than other Westerners, Montanans rate the environment and outdoor lifestyle as top reasons they live in Big Sky Country. Residents visit public lands regularly and want to see them managed to ensure recreation access and preservation for future generations.
Excerpt from Montana Report:
"But for their own decision about where to live, nothing is more important than a clean environment and the healthy outdoor lifestyle it allows. Two-thirds say the ability to recreate on public lands was a significant factor in their decision to live where they do – a full eleven percentage points above any other state. No other factor comes close to being as important to Montanans, including economic opportunities, schools, or the cost of living."
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