NEW POLL: Nevadans Overwhelmingly Support Biden’s Ambitious 30×30 Conservation Plan

The new poll from Data For Progress also finds that nearly two-thirds of Nevada voters would be more likely to vote for a U.S. Senate candidate who supports the establishment of new national monuments.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Data For Progress unveiled new polling showing that President Biden’s 30×30 conservation proposal, which aims to protect 30% of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, enjoys broad support from likely voters in the key swing state of Nevada. The vast majority of those surveyed (81%) indicated that they see immediate action by the U.S. government to meet this ambitious goal as important.

The poll, which surveyed more than 400 likely Nevada voters, also found that 63% of respondents would be more likely to vote for a U.S. Senate candidate who supports locally-led conservation efforts, including the establishment of new national monuments.

Data For Progress also gauged public support for the creation of a specific national monument, Avi Kwa Ame, in Clark County. According to the results, this federal designation is supported by 62% of likely Nevada voters. Avi Kwa Ame, which means Spirit Mountain in Mojave, is a stretch of wilderness considered culturally significant and sacred by Yuman-speaking peoples. The proposed monument site, which includes a portion of the world’s largest Joshua tree forest, is supported by a broad coalition of tribal leaders, environmental advocates, and local residents.

Overall, the survey found that an overwhelming majority of likely voters in Nevada believe that conservation efforts are essential. A staggering 97% of those surveyed—including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—believe that it is important that plants, animals, and their habitats are protected.  

Additional key findings of the survey include:

-Protecting nature for future generations is the top reason why Nevada voters think the U.S. government should conserve or protect public lands.

-A majority of Nevada voters believe that both local residents (71%) as well as tribes and Indigenous groups (58%) should be involved in the process of establishing new conservation sites.

-A majority of respondents (59%) said they would “definitely” or “probably” be more likely to consider visiting state parks, national parks, or national monuments more often if more were created.

The results of the poll in their entirety, including methodology, can be found here