1. Now I want to talk about National Forest lands. To the best of your knowledge, are industrial activities like logging and mining allowed in National Forests? (Is that definitely or probably?)
Definitely allowed 40%
2. In fact, these activities ARE allowed in National Forest lands. Given this, do you support or oppose allowing logging, mining, and other industrial activities on National Forest lands? (Is that strongly or somewhat support/oppose?)
Strongly support 33%
3. National Forest lands in the United States total 192 million acres. Currently 18% of these lands are permanently protected from logging and other development. Given this, do you think the U.S. has too much, not enough, or about the right amount of permanently protected land in our national forests?
Too much 19%
4. Currently 18% of the land in Idaho's National Forests are permanently protected from logging and other development. Given this, do you think the Idaho has too much, not enough, or about the right amount of permanently protected land in our national forests?
Too much 20%
5. Half of the National Forest lands in the U.S. have already been logged, mined, have roads and remain open to commercial development. 18% is permanently protected. The remaining 31% are wild but unprotected roadless areas. The Clinton administration has proposed to protect nearly all of these remaining wild but unprotected areas. This means that it could be used for most types of recreation, including hunting, camping and fishing, but that logging, new roads, mining, oil drilling, and off-road vehicles would be prohibited. Do you favor or oppose this proposal? (Is that strongly or somewhat support/oppose?)
Strongly support 39%
6. What if you learned that included in this proposal would be protections for up to 38% of national forest lands in Idaho, or about 8 million acres, which would still stay open for hunting, camping and fishing. Then would you favor or oppose this proposal? (Is that strongly or somewhat support/oppose?)
Strongly support 39%
7. Currently, Idaho's National Forests contain 30,000 miles of roads. This is about 5 times the amount of roads in the state's highway system. Given this fact, would you favor or oppose closing some of the roads in National Forests to protect Idaho's clean water, fish and wildlife habitat? (Is that strongly or somewhat support/oppose?)
Strongly support 37%
8. How often do you spend time outdoors in natural, undeveloped areas, so not including golf courses or parks inside a city, but in places where there are few people or cars?
Very often 33%
9. Do you hunt or fish
10. Do you participate in any motorized, off-road recreation, like snowmobiling or All Terrain Vehicle riding, on a regular basis?
11. No matter what your answers to the last couple of questions were, I?d like to read you a list of outdoor activities. Could you please tell me which one of these describes you PRIMARY or MAIN use of Idaho?s National Forests?
Family Camping and Hiking 43%
12. Do you generally consider yourself a strong Democrat, weak Democrat, weak Republican, strong Republican or Independent?
strong Dem 13%
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