During this time of year patriotism and love for country is worn proudly on the sleeves of Americans no matter their political beliefs. In a recent poll released by The Nature Conservancy, Americans across the political spectrum are showing support for land and water conservation in the U.S.
More than four-in-five American voters feel that land and water conservation is patriotic.
This poll indicates the majority of Americans believe that government policies should support land and water conservation. Even in tough economic times with federal budget cuts being proposed, 74% of American voters don’t want conservation funds to be considered in the budget-cutting equation.
American voters are so determined to continue funding land, water and wildlife habitat in their area that 83% of those voters are willing to pay more taxes to continue to fund protection.
According to this poll, the topic of conservation is actually bringing Americans and politicians together rather than dividing them. Eighty-two percent of voters strongly back federal policy that ensures that The Land and Conservation Fund receives a portion of federal off shore drilling fees that are paid by oil and gas companies.
American voters are obviously are showing major support for land, water and wildlife conservation and these poll numbers prove that. Hopefully with the way the heat wave has been going Americans will start to support climate change issues with the same patriotic dedication.