Fire Public Opinion Poll by The Nature Conservancy and others 2008

The Democratic polling firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates (FMM&A) and the Republican polling firm of Public Opinion Strategies (POS) recently partnered to complete extensive opinion research among Americans regarding the ecological role of fire and various approaches to fire, including a series of six focus group in fire-prone communities around the country, and a national survey of 2,000 individuals. The survey results are drawn from four key samples: a representative national sample of all Americans; and additional samples of residents of fire prone counties near and in forested areas in the Southeast and West; residents of fire prone counties in shrub and grasslands in the Rocky Mountain and Plains states; and residents of Southern California.

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