Abstract

Using data from a phone survey of 1,980 Puget Sound residents conducted in 2012, this fact sheet outlines residents’ views about the importance of environmental protection as well as their opinions about energy development, protection of wild salmon, and land use regulation. Seventy-four percent of Puget Sound residents believe that protecting the environment should be a priority even if it means limiting economic growth. The majority of residents favor both increased use of renewable energy (82 percent) and protecting wild salmon (75 percent). Residents are more divided about curbing development, with those from rural areas being more apt to prioritize protecting private property rights over regulating land use.

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Publication Date

12-18-2012

Series

National Fact Sheet No. 22

Publisher

Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.34051/p/2020.184

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright 2012. The Carsey Institute. These materials may be used for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. For all other uses, contact the copyright holder.

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