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It’s only natural: Hunters and anglers believe we have a moral responsibility to fight global warming

canoe and fall colorsField & Stream magazine has just released the results of a new poll by the National Wildlife Federation that shows hunters and anglers tend to be conservatives who support environmental protections.

Findings of the poll include the following:

  • Two in three hunters and anglers polled (66 percent) believe we have a moral responsibility to confront global warming to protect our children’s future.
  • Additionally, 69 percent agree the U.S. should reduce its carbon emissions that contribute to global warming and threaten fish and wildlife habitats.
  • Sportsmen overwhelmingly believe the economy is strengthened by investing in renewable energy technologies that create jobs and reduce global warming pollution.

The results of the poll show that global warming and renewable energy aren’t partisan issues—they’re issues for anyone concerned about our outdoor spaces and the health and happiness of the next generation.

This national public opinion poll conducted among 800 self-identified hunters and anglers was conducted by Chesapeake Beach Consulting from August 23 through September 1, 2012 for the National Wildlife Federation. The sample for this survey was randomly drawn from a list of self-identified hunters and anglers. To qualify, a respondent must have indicated they were a hunter, an angler, or both as well as a registered voter. All interviews were conducted by telephone, including 15% of the interviews by cell phone. The margin of error for this study is plus or minus 3.2% at the 95% confidence level.

Field & Stream magazine has just released the results of a new poll by the National Wildlife Federation that shows hunters and anglers tend to be conservatives who support environmental protections.

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