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Title: National Survey of Hispanic Voters on Environmental Issues


1
National Survey of Hispanic Voters on
Environmental Issues
  • April 23, 2008

2
Methodology
Sample size 1,000 Hispanic voters nationally Over-samples in Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada
Dates of interviews March 20-30, 2008
Margin of error 3 percentage points
Languages of interviews English, Spanish
3
General Attitudes towards the Environment
4
When it comes to the environment, what are the
two most important problems to you and your
family?
5
When it comes to the environment, what are the
two most important problems to you and your
family?Crossed by State
National Colorado Florida Nevada New Mexico
Polluted air and water 51 40 49 47 47
Energy and global warming 43 38 43 39 42
Destruction of wilderness and forests 17 14 27 20 12
Toxic waste sites 14 16 7 19 16
Toxic lead and mercury poisoning 12 7 14 11 5
6
When you are asked about the environment what
comes to mind first?
Global warming / Climate change / Ozone 17 Clean it up 6
Pollution 17 Destruction / People destroying it 5
Air and water 10 Recycling / Conservation 4
Contamination / Toxic waste 8 Other / Generic responses 11
Gasoline / Oil / Natural resources / Energy 7 Dont know / Nothing comes to mind 7
Trees / Green space / Forests 7
7
When you are asked about nature what emotions
or feelings come to mind?
  • Good emotions / Happiness / Peace /
    Tranquility 26
  • Trees / Green / Forests / Outdoors 25
  • Preservation / People are destroying it 13
  • Bad emotions / Sorrow / Anger 6
  • Animals 6
  • Clean air and water 5
  • God 3
  • Other 6
  • Nothing comes to mind 10

8
How much would you say energy and environmental
issues impact the quality of life of your family?
83
15
9
How much do you think energy and the environment
impacts on the overall health of your family?
81
17
10
Have you had any health concerns because of
environmental problems?
  • Yes, polluted air in my city 18
  • Yes, polluted water in my neighborhood 10
  • Yes, toxic facilities or landfills near my
    home 7
  • Yes, lead and mercury poisoning 5
  • No 58

11
Have you had any health concerns because of
environmental problems?Crossed by State
12
Are you aware of any toxic sites close to your
home or place of work, such as a refinery, a
chemical plant, an incinerator, an agricultural
field, a major highway, or a factory?
13
Are you aware of any toxic sites close to your
home or place of work, such as a refinery, a
chemical plant, an incinerator, an agricultural
field, a major highway, or a factory?Crossed by
State
14
I have a moral responsibility to take care of the
creations of God on this earth the wilderness
and forests, the oceans, the lakes and the rivers.
15
Global Warming and Energy
16
How much information have you received on the
issue of global warming?
85
17
How much information have you received on the
issue of global warming?Crossed by Education
83
90
17
18
How much information have you received on the
issue of global warming?Crossed by Annual
Household Income
81
93
18
19
Where did you get your information about global
warming?Asked only of respondents who said a
lot, some, or a little information
20
Do you consider energy and global warming to be a
major problem, a minor problem, or not a problem?
21
Do you consider energy and global warming to be a
major problem, a minor problem, or not a
problem?Crossed by Language of Interview
22
Global warming will bring about the melting of
the polar ice caps and rising sea levels. This
will result in catastrophic flooding throughout
coastal areas.
23
Global warming will bring about the melting of
the polar ice caps and rising sea levels. This
will result in catastrophic flooding throughout
coastal areas.Crossed by Language of Interview
24
My family can help to curb global warming and
pollution by being more conscientious about
conserving energy.
25
My family can help to curb global warming and
pollution by being more conscientious about
conserving energy.Crossed by State
26
What are you and your family willing to do to
conserve energy?
27
What are you and your family willing to do to
conserve energy?Crossed by Gender
28
Energy issues and our energy supply and costs
have a substantial impact on the environment.
29
Energy issues and our energy supply and costs
have a substantial impact on the
environment.Crossed by Education
30
Curbing global warming and shifting to a new
clean energy economy could create millions of
jobs, improve the quality of our environment and
protect everyones children.
31
Who do you think is most responsible for the
rising price of gasoline and oil?
32
Are you willing to take political action to help
improve our environment?
33
Outdoor Activities
34
How important are outdoor activities like
fishing, hunting, camping, or visiting the
national parks to you and your family?
88
35
How important are outdoor activities like
fishing, hunting, camping, or visiting the
national parks to you and your family?Crossed
by Language of Interview
86
91
36
Top Two Most Popular Outdoor Activities
  • Going to the beach 36
  • Exploring the national parks 31
  • Picnics 27
  • Fishing 20
  • Camping 17
  • Hiking 10
  • Hunting 4

37
Top Two Most Popular Outdoor ActivitiesCrossed
by Language of Interview
English Spanish
Going to the beach 35 38
Exploring national parks 26 38
Picnics 23 33
Fishing 21 18
Camping 20 12
Hiking 12 4
Hunting 5 3
38
How often do you go fishing?
31
68
39
How often do you go fishing?Crossed by Language
of Interview
37
21
40
Do you eat the fish that you catch?Asked only of
respondents who fish very often or once in a
while
41
Demographics of the Hispanic Electorate
42
Age
42
43
Country of Birth
43
44
Country of Birth
44
45
AncestryIn what country were your parents or
grandparents born?
45
46
Language of InterviewCrossed by Country of Birth
46
47
Party Identification
47
48
Education
48
49
Annual Household Income
49
50
Region
50
51
What type of work do you do?
  • Professional 16
  • Construction / Repairs 8
  • Education 8
  • Administrative 6
  • Domestic / Cleaning services 5
  • Healthcare 5
  • Manufacturing / Textile 4
  • Clerk / Cashier 3
  • Restaurant / Hotel 3
  • Agriculture 3
  • Driver / Taxi 2
  • Do not work
  • Retired 19
  • Housewife 9
  • Unemployed 5
  • Disabled 2
  • Student 2

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