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 37%
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?
Strongly support 20%
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 9%
4. Currently, in the state of Washington, 28% of the land in National Forests are permanently protected from logging and other development. Given this, do you think Washington has too much, not enough, or about the right amount of permanently protected land in our national forests?
Too much 14%
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?
Strongly support 51%
6. What if you learned that included in this proposal would be protections for up to 40% of national forest lands in Washington, or about 3.7 million acres, which would still stay open for hunting, camping and fishing. Then would you favor or oppose this proposal?
Strongly support 49%
7. Would you be more or less likely to vote for your Representative in Congress if he or she supported this proposal?
Much More Likely 40%
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 22%
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. Do you generally consider yourself a strong Democrat, weak Democrat, weak Republican, strong Republican or Independent?
strong Dem 19%
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