Poll Shows 81% of Voters Hold Favorable Impression of Land Preservation, 67% Support Continued Funding
Support includes all age groups, political parties, and regions of the state
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — April 6, 2009 — The vast majority of Florida voters support funding for Florida Forever at current levels, even in the current economic climate, according to a new statewide survey. The poll — released publicly today, “Florida Forever Day” at the State Capitol — was conducted by the national survey firm of Public Opinion Strategies for The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, and the Florida Forever Coalition.
When voters are told about Florida Forever, they are overwhelmingly positive toward the program. Respondents were told that “Florida Forever was created in 1999 by Governor Jeb Bush and the state legislature, and is funded through fees on real estate transactions. Florida Forever has preserved over six hundred thousand acres of land for water resources, natural areas, wildlife habitat, and parks.” Fully 81 percent indicated they have a positive impression of Florida Forever, with 44 percent having a very favorable impression of it. A mere 13 percent had an unfavorable impression.
Two-thirds of voters come down on the side of maintaining funding for Florida Forever. Read the rest of this entry →