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Lead Pipes Are Widespread and Used in Every State

SurveyUnited States, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, MinnesotaErik D. Olson, Alexandra Stubblefield
An NRDC survey estimates that there are at least 12.8 million water pipes that are, or may be, lead, spread across the entire country. Use our map to find out about your state.

Mecklenburg County Key Findings (PDF)

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The bipartisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a national opinion research project to assess public attitudes toward transportation, and in particular funding of public transportation and...

Cuyahoga County Key Findings (PDF)

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The bipartisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a national opinion research project to assess public attitudes toward transportation, and in particular funding of public transportation and...

Bucks and Montgomery County Key Findings (PDF)

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The bipartisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a national opinion research project to assess public attitudes toward transportation, and in particular funding of public transportation and...

Public Release on National Transportation Survey (PDF)

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The bipartisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a national opinion research project to assess public attitudes toward transportation, and in particular funding of public transportation and...

Results of Survey on Energy Issues (PDF)

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In October, the Natural Resources Defense Council asked Belden Russonello & Stewart to conduct research into public attitudes on energy issues. They conducted a telephone survey of 800 adults to assess attitudes on energy issues during the height of gas...

Survey Questions on Energy Issues (PDF)

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In October, the Natural Resources Defense Council asked Belden Russonello & Stewart to conduct research into public attitudes on energy issues. They conducted a telephone survey of 800 adults to assess attitudes on energy issues during the height of gas...

2013 State of the Union Latino Survey Results (PDF)

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NRDC commissioned Public Policy Polling (PPP) to survey Latinos and guage their reactions to President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address and his commitment to tackling climate change.

National and Alaska Survey on Pebble Mine (PDF)

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A national poll reveals solid opposition to Pebble Mine, proposed at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Protecting salmon – and the jobs, people, and wildlife that depend on it – from the mine’s projected 10 billion tons of waste...

Gulf Coast Seafood Consumption Survey (PDF)

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This document summarizes the results of an independent survey of seafood consumption rates of Gulf Coast residents and compares them to the estimates used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish safe levels of oil spill contaminants.

Michigan Fuel Efficiency Survey (PDF)

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Results of a survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research of Michigan residents’ perspectives on fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks.