© 2024 KVPR | Valley Public Radio - White Ash Broadcasting, Inc. :: 89.3 Fresno / 89.1 Bakersfield
89.3 Fresno | 89.1 Bakersfield
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

New Poll: Majority Of Valley Residents Support More Air Pollution Regulations

The Fresno skyline as seen through a thick cloud of pollution from the San Joaquin River
Joe Moore
Valley Public Radio
file photo

A new public opinion poll from Fresno State indicates that a majority of valley voters would support new anti-air pollution regulations. The survey from the university's Institute for Leadership and Public Policy found that 53 percent of registered voters said they would support more restrictions on residents and businesses to improve air quality in the region. Forty percent of respondents indicated that they would not support more restrictions. The survey also found that about three out of four registered voters pay very close or fairly close attention to the air quality in their region, with women more concerned about the issue than men. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent.