The Sierra Club and the National Council of La Raza release findings from a national survey on the environmental attitudes and opinions of Latino voters.
The research is part of a multi-year project that involved focus groups and a national poll conducted by Project New America and Myers Research.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
Latino voters across the US:
Strongly support clean energy
Are very concerned about the public health effects of fossil fuel
Believe that global climate change is happening
Want to protect the nation’s public lands
Air and water pollution is the top environmental concern among Latino voters (with an increase in concern since 2008).
94% of Latino voters believe they can help curb air and water pollution through energy conservation.
More Latino voters report that they live or work near a toxic site than in 2008.
83% of Latino voters believe that fossil fuels are a thing of the past and that more government investment in clean energy sources is needed.
77% of Latino voters believe that climate change is already happening.
92% Latino voters agree that they “have a moral responsibility to take care of God’s creations on this earth - the wilderness and forests, the oceans, lakes and rivers.”
72% Latino voters say that environmental regulations protect our health.