Polls

Public support for state funding for conservation, recreation, and preservation projects remain high according to a number of polls conducted by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg. Here are the key findings:

2015

Overall, 90.7% of Pennsylvanians surveyed indicated that they would support increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sites, forests, and farms. When asked if they would support increasing state funds at an average cost of $10-$20 more annually per household, 80.6% were in support.

Memo concerning results.

2014

Overall, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians surveyed (97.4%) think that state funds dedicated to preserving farmland and open space, providing parks and trails, and protecting rivers and streams should continue to be used for these purposes. This represents an increase over the 92.1% who agreed when the same question was polled in 2012.

Over three-quarters (82.6%) of respondents would support increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sites, forests, and farms, even if it would cost the average household $10 more annually. This represents an increase over the 77.7% support found when the same question was polled in 2012.

Memo concerning results.

2012

Overall, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians surveyed (92.1%) think that state funds dedicated to preserving farmland and open space, providing parks and trails, and protecting rivers and streams should continue to be used for these purposes.

About three out of every four adult Pennsylvanians surveyed (77.7%) support increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sites, forests, and farms, even if it would cost the average household $10 more annually.

Memo concerning results.