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American Environmental Survey

Conducted for Our Daily Planet
APRIL 16-18, 2018
COMPILED FROM 1338 RESPONSES

Copyright © 2018, Change Research, a Public Benefit Corporation
I.Demographic Information

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Which of the following best describes you?

41% 33% 27%
I am registered to vote, and a I am registered to vote, and a I am registered to vote, and an
Democrat Republican independent

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In the 2016 election, did you vote for:

47% 49% 3% 1%
Donald Trump, the Hillary Clinton, the Gary Johnson, the Jill Stein, the Green
Republican Democrat Libertarian Party

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Do you plan to vote in the 2018 midterm elections this
November?

82% 10% 5% 2%
Definitely Probably Maybe (50-50) Probably not

1% said Definitely not.
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II. Voter Opinions

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On a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about President Donald Trump? 1 means you
strongly oppose him and 10 means you strongly support him.

46% 54%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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What do you think of President Trump’s environmental policies?

36% 51% 14%
I approve of Trump’s policies I disapprove of Trump’s I have mixed feelings
policies
39% of male respondents
34% of female respondents 46% of male respondents
54% of female respondents

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Donald Trump says that promoting solar and wind power is a waste of government resources, and instead, our
energy policy should focus on mining more coal and other fossil fuels. Which do you think should be a higher
priority?

68% 32%
Solar and wind Fossil fuels

60% of white respondents 40% of white respondents
89% of black respondents 10% of black respondents

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Do you want to see Congress fight President Trump’s
environmental policies or leave them in place?

52% 37% 11%
Fight Trump’s policies Leave them in place Unsure

61% of voters age 18-34 44% of voters 35-49
41% of voters 50-64

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When it comes to protecting public lands, wildlife and oceans for future
generations, which party do you trust more?

43% 24% 33%
Democrats Republicans I don’t trust either group

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When it comes to protecting us from harmful pollution to air and
water, which party do you trust more?

44% 22% 33%
Democrats Republicans I don’t trust either party

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Takeaways

When it comes to environmental
protection, more voters trust the
Democratic Party than the
Republican Party. However, 33% of
voters don’t trust either party.

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Protection of our water, air and open spaces
is more at risk now than in 2016.
Most voters believe that the environment is more at risk now than it was in 2016.

59% 41%
Agree Disagree

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President Trump is proposing to cut the budget of the National Weather Service, who
provides severe weather warnings and forecasts, by 25%. Do you believe this cut will
put the country at greater risk?

55% 45%
I do believe these cuts will put the country I don’t believe these cuts will put the
at greater risk country at greater risk

92% of black respondents 8% of black respondents
70% of hispanic respondents 30% of hispanic respondents
46% of white respondents 53% of white respondents

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Do you believe we are on the right track or the wrong track when it comes to
preserving and protecting our planet for future generations?

28% 54% 18%
Right track Wrong track Unsure

36% of voters 50-64 62% of voters 18-34

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Do you think that your health is affected by the condition of the
environment around you?

67% 23% 10%
Yes No Not sure
How do you feel about President Trump’s plan to allow offshore
oil drilling in the ocean?

42% 58%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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How do you feel about President Trump’s plan to roll back clean
air protections?

36% 64%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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How do you feel about President Trump’s plan to sell public lands
for mining and development?

31% 69%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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How do you feel about President Trump’s withdrawal from the
Paris climate accords?

43% 58%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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How do you feel about President Trump’s proposal to shrink
national monuments?

24% 76%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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How do you feel about President Trump’s unwillingness to
protect endangered species?

22% 78%
favorable (6 out of 10 or higher) unfavorable (5 out of 10 or lower)

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Key Takeaways
-Most voters disagree with many of Trump’s
-Voters believe the environment is more at environmental stances. Voters most strongly
risk now than it was in 2016. disapprove of Trump’s unwillingness to
protect endangered species and proposal to
-Voters would like to see more coverage in shrink national monuments.
the news regarding environmental issues.
-When it comes to withdrawing from the
-Between 60-70% of respondents believe the Paris Climate Accords and allowing
EPA should not take steps to denounce offshore drilling in the ocean, we see less
climate change. consensus — about 40% of voters support
Trump’s stance on these issues, while about
60% do not.

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III. Voting Impact

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Will Donald Trump’s rolling back of environmental policies
likely impact your vote for Congress in 2018?

48% 41% 11%
Yes No Unsure

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Will Trump’s environmental policies make you more likely to
vote Republicans or more likely to vote for Democrats?

10% 90%
More likely to vote for Republicans More likely to vote for Democrats

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Who do you plan to vote for in Congressional elections?

37% 12% 26% 16%
Definitely all or Leaning towards all or Definitely all or Leaning towards all or
mostly Democrats mostly Democrats mostly Republicans mostly Republicans

1% said Probably won’t vote. 10% said Not sure.
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Who do you trust most to fight for clean air and water in your
community?

24% 24% 34% 19%
A religious or Your mayor Your member of The President
community leader you Congress
know

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Do you want your member of Congress to fight harder for clean
air and water in your community?

75% 25%
Yes No

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THANK YOU
Contact: Monica Medina, Monica@ourdailyplanet.com
Miro Korenha, Miro@ourdailyplanet.com
Marissa Gerchick, marissa@changeresearch.com

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