FINDINGS FROM THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE SURVEY
CONDUCTED FOR THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
The results of this
statewide survey of voters likely to participate in Novemberís
general election demonstrates that voters in California care a
great deal about the environment, especially clean water and clean
air, and want their elected officials to do more to protect the
stateís air, land and water.† Among the principal findings of
the survey are the following:
Clean air and water rank as one of votersí top issues.
Voters indicate that issues involving clean air
and water are crucial to deciding how they vote.
In a head-to-head match-up, a pro-environment
candidate easily defeats a candidate who favors fewer regulations.
Nearly all California voters are unsatisfied with
current environmental laws and how they are enforced.† Voters
want either tougher enforcement of current environmental laws
or stronger laws.†
Voters firmly believe that it is possible to have
both a clean environment and a healthy economy.
In terms of specific environmental issues, issues revolving
around growth, air, and water, especially drinking
water, emerge to the forefront.
Growth takes on several different forms for voters, including
traffic, uncontrolled growth and sprawl, and the loss of farmland
and open space.
The balance of this summary reviews some of these findings
in more detail.
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 From July 23 to 30, 2000, Fairbank,
Maslin, Maullin & Associates conducted a telephone survey
among 600 registered California voters who indicated they are
likely to vote in the November 2000 general election.† The margin
of error for the survey is +/- 4.0 percent.† The margin of error
among subgroups will be larger.
2000-2021, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
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