12 takeaways from new Water Foundation poll of 12 Western states

12 takeaways from new Water Foundation poll of 12 Western states A new Water Foundation poll of voters in 12 Western states has found a convergence of opinion on water problems and solutions. To be sure, there are partisan, geographic, and demographic differences in the sprawling, diverse region, but overall the results point to more [...]

AP-NORC poll examines link between climate change and severe weather

AP-NORC poll examines link between climate change and severe weather Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say that weather disasters are becoming more severe, according to a new survey by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among those who think the weather is getting more extreme, nearly half believe the trend is mostly or entirely [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|AP-NORC, Climate change, United States|0 Comments

Poll finds bipartisan support to reform flood policies

Poll finds bipartisan support to reform flood policies With Southeast Texas being inundated by Tropical Storm Harvey, I thought it would be helpful to look at a recent poll on flooding in the United States. In March 2017, The Pew Charitable Trusts hired Public Opinion Strategies to conduct a nationwide survey on flooding and related [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Flooding, Public Opinion Strategies, United States|0 Comments

Most Americans think climate change is already impacting water supply

Most Americans think climate change is already impacting water supply A new survey sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America has found 66% of U.S. consumers think their own community's water supply is at risk and 71% believe climate change is impacting access to clean water. The May 2016 survey, conducted by market research firm PSB, [...]

Americans avoid drinking from tap, oppose smaller federal role in water safety

Americans avoid drinking from tap, oppose smaller federal role in water safety An AP-GfK water poll found that only one-third Americans drink straight from their tap, largely due to taste and contamination concerns. The national poll, conducted in February 2016, also recorded strong opposition to reducing the federal government's involvement in water safety. The pollsters [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|AP-GfK, Quality, United States|0 Comments

Q&A with pollster Dave Metz

Q&A: my interview with pollster Dave Metz Pollster Dave Metz Dave Metz is one of the nation’s leading experts on public opinion related to water and other natural resource issues. Metz, a partner at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, has provided opinion research and strategic guidance to hundreds of non-profits, government agencies, [...]

Americans support more spending on water infrastructure

Americans support more spending on water infrastructure Many of President Donald Trump's campaign promises and early moves in office have sparked controversy and highlighted deep divisions within the country. But one of Trump's proposals--spending $1 trillion to fix the nation's infrastructure--has broad, bipartisan support, according to numerous public opinion surveys. Water projects are only expected to [...]

Water issues probed in Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll

Water issues probed in Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll Americans say contaminated water is as serious a health problem as heroin abuse, according to an April 2016 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. As part of its longstanding Health Tracking Poll, the Kaiser Family Foundation asked Americans to rate a series of health issues facing [...]

MWH Global’s survey on water infrastructure

MWH Global's survey on water infrastructure A majority of Americans worry about their water infrastructure and say they're willing to pay more in order to upgrade water works, according to an MWH Global survey. The April 2016 online poll of 1,005 nationally representative U.S. adults also found that two-thirds of respondents were concerned about how much water it takes [...]

World Economic Forum survey: water crises a top risk

World Economic Forum survey: water crises a top global risk A World Economic Forum survey periodically asks experts about dozens of risks confronting the globe. In recent surveys, "water crises" have been at or near the top of global risks. The graphic below summarizes the latest findings, released in January 2016. The World Economic Forum provides a number of infographics that summarize the [...]

By |November 26th, 2016|Climate change, Global, Issues, Places, World Economic Forum|0 Comments