Study Shows Support for Conservation Funding

1/5/2013 7:00 AM

A new survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg showed overwhelming public support for continuing existing dedicated state funding for conservation and recreation, as well as increasing state funding to protect land, water and wildlife.

The study found that more than 92 percent of the 608 Pennsylvanians surveyed 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.

In addition, the survey showed that almost 78 percent of respondents support increasing state funds to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural area, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sites, forests and farmland even if it would cost the average household $10 more annually.

This support is constant throughout every geographic region and every gender, ethnic, educational and economic demographic throughout the state.

For the full survey results, visit

Source: Lancaster Farmland Trust.

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