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New La Raza/Sierra Club Poll Shows Latino Voters Strongly Favor Environmental Protections

This week, the National Council of La Raza and the Sierra Club released a poll conducted by Project New America and Myers Research to “gauge Latino voters’ opinions on a range of environmental issues.”  The results clearly show an increase in environmental awareness among Latinos, and they are now significantly more concerned about these issues than the American public at large.

Latinos Overwhelmingly Support Green Energy

  • A whopping 86% of respondents prefer that the government invest in clean renewable energy like solar and wind, while only 11% favor investments in fossil fuels.  83% agree that “coal plants and oil refineries are a thing of the past. We need to look toward the future and use more energy from clean sources.”

Toxic Pollution Is A Grave Concern For Latino Voters

  • 61% said air and water pollution were the top two environmental issues for them and their families.  A huge 94% said they believe they can help curb this toxic air and water pollution by conserving energy.  Also, 72% agree that “environmental regulations protect our health and our families by lowering toxic levels of mercury, arsenic, carbon dioxide and other life-threatening pollution in our air and water.”

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