HOW CONCERNED ARE AMERICANS ABOUT DROUGHT? SURVEY
New Survey Gauges Extent of Worries About Drinking Water Shortages and Added Stress on Water Supplies From Utility, Fracking for Energy Production;
More Detailed Results for Drought States of AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, MO, NV, NM, SC, and TX.
In the middle of the hottest summer on record, how concerned are Americans about drought? How worried are Americans about the prospect of drought-related hikes for food, gasoline, and utilities? Are Americans aware of the growing water demands involved in energy production, including the industry’s major push for "fracking,” a water-intensive and polluting drilling process? Has drought changed the views of Americans about climate change? And are views on these questions held by Americans living in drought-stricken states similar to or different from the attitudes of Americans living in other parts of the nation?
These and other timely questions are answered in a new ORC International national public opinion survey conducted for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI) that will be released Thursday (August 16, 2012) at 1 p.m. EDT during a live, phone-based telenews event. CSI will be joined by the Environmental Working Group in unveiling the survey findings.
In addition to the national findings, more detailed results will be presented for the drought-hit states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Texas.
News event speakers will be:
-Pam Solo, president, Civil Society Institute;
- Heather White, general counsel, Environmental Working Group; and
-Pollster Graham Hueber, senior researcher, ORC International.
Related categories: Water conservation and supply