Latest Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for Bears Ears
RELEASE DATE: MAY 22, 2017
(SALT LAKE CITY)— Sixty-four percent of registered voters in Utah believe protections should remain in place for Bears Ears National Monument, compared to just thirty percent who say that they “probably” or “definitely” oppose the monument, according to a poll conducted in the wake of Interior Secretary Zinke’s visit to Utah earlier this month. The public opinion poll shows that Bears Ears National Monument continues to garner widespread support from Utah voters, despite efforts by opponents to turn public opinion against the monument.
Native American-led group Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) commissioned the poll, which was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a leading public opinion research firm. Public Opinion Strategies has offices in Virginia and Colorado, and is known for its long history of working on Republican campaigns and its extensive experience with conservation issues in the West. The poll measured opinions of a representative sample of 500 registered voters in Utah during the week of May 13th and produced a margin of error of 4.4 +/-. Over the past 9 days, 58,000 people have uploaded comments to the Department of Interior that are approximately 100 to 1 in favor of keeping Bears Ears National Monument intact. Utah Diné Bikéyah urges supporters to submit comments to the Department of the Interior prior to the May 26th deadline at: www.utahdinebikeyah.org/public-comment
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