Poll: 74 Percent of Americans Want Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized, Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new national poll conducted for the National Wildlife Federation and released today shows three out of every four Americans want to see the permanent reauthorization and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara said the results show the American people want Congress to ensure this critical program continues to support outdoor recreation for families, hunters and anglers, and wildlife-watchers with the community parks, trails, public lands and outdoor spaces critical to our shared heritage:

“The Land and Water Conservation Fund has connected Americans with wildlife and outdoor recreation for more than half a century. The poll highlights not only that Americans of all backgrounds are united in their support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but also the immense public support for Congress taking long-overdue action to permanently reauthorize and fully fund this critical program. Failing to act in the face of this overwhelming support would be a massive missed opportunity for our wildlife and outdoor heritage.”

Key results include:

  • 74 percent of voters want the Land and Water Conservation Fund renewed and funded;
  • 63 percent of voters would feel more favorably about their representative in Congress if she or he “voted to authorize renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.”
  • 48 percent of voters would feel less favorably about their representative in Congress if she or he “voted to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund but not fund it.”

“One result caught us by surprise,” said Jim Williams, a polling analyst with Public Policy Polling. “We told […]

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Poll: 74 Percent of Americans Want Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized, Funded
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Poll: 74 Percent of Americans Want Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized, Funded
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74% of voters want the Land and Water Conservation Fund renewed; 63% would feel more favorably about their US representative who votes to authorize renewal.
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