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Whom It May Concern Pulse Opinion Research Data for Sullivan County, NY Survey October 6, 2011

On October 1-3, 2011 Pulse Opinion Research conducted a survey of 500 adults who say they know enough about fracking to form an opinion in Sullivan County, NY. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 4.5% percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. This means that an identical survey conducted under the same circumstances would generate a result within the margin of sampling error 19 times out of 20. There are other potential sources of error in any survey including question wording. Pulse Opinion Research did not develop the questions for this survey. The survey was conducted using an established automated polling methodology. Calls were placed to randomly-selected phone numbers through a process that insures appropriate geographic representation. After the calls are completed, the raw data is processed through a weighting program to insure that the sample reflects the overall population in terms of age, race, gender, political party, and other factors. The processing step is required because different segments of the population answer the phone in different ways. For example, women answer the phone more than men, older people are home more and answer more than younger people, and rural residents typically answer the phone more frequently than urban residents. The population targets were based upon census bureau data, a series of screening questions to determine subject knowledge, likely voters, and other factors. Pulse Opinion Research determines its partisan weighting targets through a dynamic weighting system that takes into account voting history, national trends, and recent polling. When disclosing survey results customer is free to release the survey under their own name. When releasing the survey under Pulse Opinion Research the following language must be used: “The telephone survey of 500 adults who say they know enough about fracking to form an opinion in Sullivan County, NY was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on September 7, 2011. Pulse Opinion Research, LLC is an independent public opinion research firm using automated polling methodology and procedures licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC.” Pulse Opinion Research does not comment on any survey work commissioned by clients. All media inquiries concerning the survey should be directed to Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy at (845) 468 7063 or info@catskillscitizens.org. For additional information, see www.PulseOpinionResearch.com

Sullivan County, New York Survey of 500 Adults Who Say They Know Enough About Fracking to Form an Opinion Conducted October 1-3, 2011 By Pulse Opinion Research

1* Do you support natural gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing in your town? 27% Yes 69% No 4% Not sure 2* Would you support your town enacting zoning ordinances to restrict natural gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing? 69% Yes 24% No 7% Not sure NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Sullivan County, New York Survey of 500 Adults Who Say They Know Enough About Fracking to Form an Opini Conducted October 1-3, 2011 By Pulse Opinion Research
Total Adults Support Natural Gas Extraction By Yes Fracking? No Not sure 27% 69% 4% Total Adults Support Ordinances in Your Town Yes To Restrict Natural Gas Extraction No By Fracking? Not sure 69% 24% 7% Total Adults Full or Part Time Resident? Full Time Resident Part-Time Resident Not sure 90% 9% 1% Male 92% 6% 2% Male 70% 27% 4% Gender Female 88% 11% 1% 18-39 95% 4% 1% Male 35% 62% 3% Gender Female 68% 22% 10% 18-39 69% 25% 6% Gender Female 18% 77% 5% 18-39 30% 61% 9% Age 40-64 24% 76% 0% Age 40-64 71% 23% 6% Age 40-64 89% 10% 1% 65+ 84% 13% 3% White 89% 10% 1% 65+ 63% 28% 9% White 69% 26% 5% Race 65+ 31% 65% 5% White 27% 70% 3% Race Race

Survey Demographics
Total Adults Gender Male Female 52% 48% Total Adults Age 18-39 40-64 30% 50%

Age 65+ 20% Total Adults Race White Black Other 85% 7% 9% Total Adults Party Republican Democrat Other 33% 47% 20%

g to Form an Opinion

Race Black 63% 26% 11% Race Black 66% 23% 11% Race Black 93% 7% 0% Other 94% 0% 6% Republican 95% 5% 0% Other 73% 13% 14% Republican 49% 42% 9% Other 3% 95% 3% Republican 47% 49% 4%

Party Democrat 17% 80% 3% Party Democrat 81% 16% 3% Party Democrat 87% 12% 1% Other 88% 8% 4% Yes 90% 9% 1% Other 74% 16% 10% Yes 71% 23% 6% Other 18% 76% 6% Yes 28% 68% 3%

Married No 25% 72% 4% Married No 67% 27% 6% Married No 92% 6% 2%

Full or Part Time Resident? Full Time Part-Time Resident Resident Not sure 28% 69% 3% 19% 74% 6% 0% 82% 18%

Full or Part Time Resident? Full Time Part-Time Resident Resident Not sure 70% 25% 6% 59% 27% 14% 82% 0% 18%

Full or Part Time Resident? Full Time Part-Time Resident Resident Not sure 100% 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 100%

Children at Home Yes 30% 62% 8% No 26% 72% 2% Under $20K 34% 59% 6% $20K-$40K 25% 71% 4%

Income $40K-$60K 29% 68% 3% Income Under $20K 64% 28% 9% $20K-$40K 62% 29% 9% $40K-$60K 72% 23% 5% Income Under $20K 97% 3% 0% $20K-$40K 92% 8% 1% $40K-$60K 91% 9% 0% $60K-$75K 95% 5% 0% $75K-$100K 93% 7% 0% $100K+ 73% 22% 5% $60K-$75K 68% 28% 4% $75K-$100K 69% 24% 7% $100K+ 79% 18% 3% $60K-$75K 28% 72% 0% $75K-$100K 27% 70% 3% $100K+ 26% 74% 0%

Children at Home Yes 69% 26% 4% No 69% 24% 7%

Children at Home Yes 95% 4% 0% No 88% 10% 2%

Among those who offered an opinion… 7 Out of 10 Oppose Fracking in Their Town
Unsure 4%

Support fracking in their town 27%
Oppose fracking in their town 69%

Unsure 7%

3 Out of 4 Support Zoning Restrictions
Oppose zoning rules for fracking 24% Support zoning rules for fracking 69%

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