Survey: 71% Of Arizona Voters Say Climate Change Is A Serious Problem

By Greg Hahne
Published: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:11am
Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:38pm

About 71% of Arizona voters think climate change is a serious problem. That's according to the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, a survey to find how important climate and environmental issues are to voters in eight western states.

Dave Metz is the president of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, the firm that helped with the polling process. He noted that a key finding in the study found that among the states surveyed, the amount of people who consider climate change as a problem increased by six times over the last decade.

“Now part of the reason for this change of course is that the impacts of climate change are becoming much more frequent, much more severe, and much much harder to look away from,” Metz said.

Metz added that these issues are already showing how big of a factor these problems are with elections around the corner. He noted that Nevada, which has a caucus coming up, saw some of the most significant increases in those who view environmental issues as a major problem.

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