Marylanders care about the Bay; we really do!
Yesterday, the Chesapeake Bay trust released a survey about Marylanders' attitudes on the Chesapeake and the environment. The Trust's polling company, OpinionWorks, randomly called 1,005 adults around the Christmas holidays to question them about their feelings on clean water, pollution and policy.
The findings were encouraging.
-More than 90 percent of respondents stated that “water pollution in rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay” is their top environmental concern.
- 85 percent said that “the [water pollution] problem can be fixed.”
-78 percent said they contribute money to causes they believe in, with 38 percent saying they have done so frequently over the last year.
-63 percent said they volunteer for a charitable organization in their community
-58 percent reported that they’ve worked with others in their local community to solve a problem or make it a better place.
"We have always known that Marylanders are civic-minded and service-oriented,” said Trust Director Allen Hance, “but this survey reveals levels of participation higher than national averages and allows us to identify new opportunities to support community-based stewardship.”
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