Poll Shows Broad Support for
by American Farm Bureau Federation
62% of Americans believe the act should help with species recovery,
as opposed to merely cataloguing changes in their populations
Most Americans think the Endangered Species Act is outdated and needs to be revised, a survey by Morning Consult shows. The poll conducted in early August adds impetus to congressional efforts to overhaul the increasingly outdated 1970s-era statute.
The survey shows:
"Today, many landowners hesitate to establish habitat that would help endangered species. That's so because the law itself makes it impractical for them to use their land once they have made the effort to help in the first place. The ESA can and must be modernized to protect endangered species and respect private property rights. Neither agriculture nor the endangered species have time to wait."
A statistical summary of the poll can be found here. Detailed questions and answers can be found here.
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