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1. Survey Collaborators
The EarthFix survey collaboration includes local public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon and
Washington, and DHM Research.
2. Referencing DHM Research
All website and on-air references as DHM Research. DHM Research is an independent and
non-partisan public opinion research and consultation firm based in Portland, Oregon, with
offices in Seattle and Washington, DC.
3. Research Methodology
This quantitative research involved a statewide online survey of the Northwest’s general
population, age 18+ conducted between June 25 and June 30, 2014. The sample size was
1,200. Four hundred respondents were selected from each state (as a stratified versus
proportional sample).
The survey was conducted online with a representative panel of survey participants. Quotas
were set by age, gender, level of education and area of the state to ensure a representative
sample.
The data are reported based on the total sample and broken out for each state. The data for
the total sample is weighted to reflect the proportional percentage of population that each
state contributes to the Northwest. Quotas and weighting techniques standard to research
were used to assure that the findings reflect the demographics of the population in each
state.
4. Statement of Limitations
Any sampling of opinions or attitudes is subject to a margin of error, which represents the
difference between a sample of a given population and the total population (here, residents
in the Northwest). For a sample size of 1,200, if the respondents answered 90% one way
and 10% the other, the margin would be +/- 1.7%. If they answered a particular question
in the proportion of 50% each way the margin of error would be +/-2.8%. For the state
sample sizes of 400, the 90% and 50% margins of error are +/- 2.9% and +/-4.9%.
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In gathering responses, DHM Research employed a variety of quality control measures,
including questionnaire pre-testing and monitoring interviews.

EarthFix Environmental Issues
June 2014; N=1,200 (N=400 ID, OR, WA)
Ages 18+ using an online panel of residents
12 Minutes; Margin of error +/- 2.8% for Total; +/- 4.9% for State
DHM Research


[OIL & COAL]
These next questions are about energy and fossil fuel.


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uPM 8esearch | LarLhllx Cmnlbus, !une 2014
Oil that is extracted in the US is sometimes shipped across the country by trains to oil
refineries on the West Coast. How much have you heard or read about these oil trains in
[state]?
Response Category
Total
N=1200
Idaho
N=400
Oregon
N=400
Wash
N=400
A lot 12% 5% 11% 15%
Some 30% 22% 26% 34%
Not much 27% 29% 27% 27%
Nothing 27% 39% 32% 21%
Don’t know 4% 5% 4% 4%

Do you support or oppose shipping oil by train through the Pacific Northwest to reach West
Coast refineries, with the refined oil being used for domestic purposes?
Response Category
Total
N=1200
Idaho
N=400
Oregon
N=400
Wash
N=400
Strongly support 21% 24% 20% 21%
Somewhat support 35% 40% 39% 32%
Somewhat oppose 15% 11% 14% 17%
Strongly oppose 8% 3% 8% 8%
Don’t know 21% 22% 20% 21%

What do you believe may be the biggest concerns about carrying oil by train on railroads?
(Open)

Do you agree or disagree with these statements about shipping oil by train? (Randomize)
Response Category
Strong
Support
Smwt
Support
Smwt
Oppose
Strong
Oppose
Don’t
know
LlecLed offlclals and oLher people ln governmenL need Lo ensure LhaL accldenLs or spllls are
prevenLed when LransporLlng oll by Lralns on rallroads.
Total, N=1200 40% 33% 11% 7% 9%
Idaho, N=400 28% 37% 15% 10% 11%
Oregon, N=400 39% 34% 9% 9% 9%
Washington, N=400 43% 31% 12% 5% 8%
8uslnesses LhaL are ln Lhe oll lndusLry need Lo ensure LhaL accldenLs or spllls are prevenLed when
LransporLlng oll by Lralns on rallroads.
Total, N=1200 62% 27% 4% 1% 6%
Idaho, N=400 62% 26% 3% 2% 7%
Oregon, N=400 64% 24% 3% 2% 7%
Washington, N=400 60% 28% 5% 1% 5%



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uPM 8esearch | LarLhllx Cmnlbus, !une 2014
Response Category
Strong
Support
Smwt
Support
Smwt
Oppose
Strong
Oppose
Don’t
know
8allroads have good safeLy records. 1hey wlll do Lhelr besL Lo prevenL accldenLs and spllls when
LransporLlng oll by Lraln.
Total, N=1200 26% 41% 15% 6% 13%
Idaho, N=400 31% 40% 10% 3% 16%
Oregon, N=400 27% 39% 15% 6% 12%
Washington, N=400 23% 42% 16% 7% 12%
1he rlsks of LransporLlng oll by Lralns on rallroads are Loo hlgh. We need Lo sLop LransporLlng oll by
Lraln Lo proLecL publlc safeLy and Lhe envlronmenL.
Total, N=1200 11% 21% 29% 24% 15%
Idaho, N=400 3% 16% 31% 33% 17%
Oregon, N=400 14% 20% 30% 23% 15%
Washington, N=400 11% 23% 28% 22% 15%

Which statement comes closer to your point of view? (Rotate)
Response Category
Total
N=1200
Idaho
N=400
Oregon
N=400
Wash
N=400
a. For the safety of the community, the
public should know when oil is being
shipped on trains that go through
their area.
34% 32% 32% 36%
b. To prevent possible attacks, only
regulators and first responders
should know when oil is being
shipped on trains that go through
their area.
47% 52% 46% 47%
Don’t know 19% 16% 22% 17%

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