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Appendix C National Surveys Relevant to Public Land Use' Protection, and Purchase 1. Now let me ask you about a few specific federal agencies Meres NPS or National Park Service) Is your opinion of them highly favor- able, or moderately favorable, or not too favorable? Highly favorable Moderately favorable Not too favorable Unfavorable Don't know Percentage 37 43 8 3 9 Organization conducting survey: Eloper Organization Source: Roper Report 8~7-S Interview method: persona, (n = ],967 U.S. adultsJ 2. ~ am going to read you a list of current national issues. I'd like you to tell me how concerned you are about each issue, using a scale of ~ to 5, which ~ is not too concerned and 5 is extremely concerned. . . "Establishing wilderness areas throughout Me country." Extremely concerned (pt. 5) 34 Not extremely concerned ( It. 14) 66 243 Percentage
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244 SETTING PRIORITIES FOR LAND CONSERVATION Organization conducting survey: Opinion Research Corporation Source: Pu:blicOpinionĚndex Interview method: telephone In = ],011 U.S. adultsJ 3. Within the last five years, have you visited a federally owned and managed park area such as a national park, forest or monument? Yes No Don't know Percentage 62 36 2 Organization conducting survey: Market Opinion Research Source: Participation in Outdoor Recreation, President's Commission on Americans Outdoors Interview method: telephone In = 2,000 U.S. adultsJ 4. Do you favor or oppose the following proposals that are now being considered by Me federal government? . . . Spending money to improve the condition of the national parks rawer than expanding the national- park system. Favor Oppose Don't know Percentage 73 20 7 Organization conducting surgery: Gallup Organization Source: Gallup/Newsweek (198]J Interview method: telephone In = 745 U.S.adultsJ 5. Do you favor or oppose the following proposals that are now being considered by We federal government . . . "Increasing of! exploration and other commercial uses of federal lands (including national parks)?"
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APPENDIX C 24s Favor Oppose Don't know Percentage 76 19 s Organization conducting survey: Gallup Organization Source: GaRup/Newsweek (1981) Iraerview method: telephone (n = 745 U.S. adults) 6. Are you in favor of setting aside more public land for conservation purposes such as parks, wildlife refuges, bird sanctuaries, and so form, or not? Yes No Don't know/no answer Percentage or 19 6 Organization conducting survey: Gallup organization Sponsor: National Wildlife Federation (1969J Interview method: personal (n = 1,503 U.S. adults) 7. ~ am going to read you a number of new proposals Mat have been suggested for using government revenues in order to reduce We federal budget deficit. For each one, indicate whether you favor or oppose it. Selling the National Wilderness areas? Favor Oppose Don't know Percentage 89 6 Organization conducting survey: Gallup Organization Sponsor: Times Mirror (People, the Press & Politics, 1988) Interview method: personal In = 3,021 U.S. adults)
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246 SETTING PRIORITIES FOR LAND CONSERVATION 8. How about their [environmental groups] efforts to protect and expand Me national wilderness areas. Do you fee} that you and your family benefit? Great deal . Fair amount Only a little Not at all Don't h~owJno answer - Percentage 30 34 23 11 3 Organization conducting survey: Bureau of Social Science Research Sponsor: Resources for the Future (National Environmental Survey, 1978J Interview method: telephone (n = ],076 U.S. adultsJ 9. Do you Wink Me U.S. government should sell some national forest land to private organizations or not, or is that something you don't have art opinion on? Yes, it should sell No, it should not sell No opinion Percentage 11 58 31 Organization conducting survey: ABC News/Washington Post Source: ABC News/VKashington Post ~ 983J Interview method: telephone In = 1,5iF6 U.S. adultsJ
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