Poll shows Utahns want more funding to protect air, land and water

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A new poll from FM3 Research and New Bridge Strategy shows voters want the Utah Government to spend more on protecting air, land and water resources in the state.

In an over the phone poll, those conducting the survey asked Utahns the question, “Generally speaking would you say that Utah has a great need, some need, a little need or no real need for additional funding to protect its air, waters and lands?” 74 percent of those polled said the state has some or great need for more funding.

Another question from the poll asked, “In his 2019 state budget proposal, the governor recommended directing $100 million of the $1.3 billion budget surplus to improving and protecting air quality. Do you support or oppose this proposal?” 78 percent said they strongly strong support or somewhat support the proposal. That support was widely spready across major demographics such as:

  • 78% of men and 79% of women;
  • 93% of Democrats, 81% of independents, and 73% of Republicans;
  • 77% of active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; and
  • 78% of voters under age 54 and 79% of voters ages 55 and older.

To see more on the poll you can read the full poll data by clicking on the attached memo.

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