A Pulse Opinon poll sponsored by NumbersUSA of 1,000 likely voters found that Americans are concerned about urban sprawl. 77% of Americans saw the destruction of farmland and natural habitat as a result of urban sprawl as a major problem or somewhat of a problem.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture calculates that over the last decade urban sprawl destroyed millions of acres of farmland and natural habitat equal in size to the entire state of Maryland. If this were to continue, would it be a major problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem or not a problem at all?
42% A major problem
35% Somewhat of a problem
17% Not much of a problem
3% Not a problem at all
4% Not sure
77% A major or somewhat PROBLEM
20% NOT MUCH or at all a problem
How important is it to protect farmland from development so the United States is able to produce enough food to completely feed its own population in the future?
71% Very important
21% Somewhat important
6% Not very important
0% Not important at all
2% Not sure
92% Very or somewhat IMPORTANT
6% NOT VERY important
Census data show that since 1972, the size of American families has been at replacementlevel. But annual immigration has tripled and is now the cause of nearly all long-term population growth. Does the government need to reduce immigration to slow down population growth, keep immigration the same and allow the population to double this century, or increase immigration to more than double the population?
68% Reduce immigration to slow down population growth
18% Keep immigration the same and allow population to double
4% Increase immigration to more than double the population
10% Not sure