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Quality of life can override economy

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017




SUBLETTE COUNTY – Even as legislators tried to facilitate the possible transfer of federal lands to the state, more than half of Wyoming voters polled last month do not support the concept.

The annual Conservation in the West (CIW) poll was carried out in December and January by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project, calling on 400 Wyoming mainly Republican voters with an average age of 32.1 years old and most living in small towns and rural areas.

Interestingly, 55 percent say Wyoming is on the “right track” and 34 percent cite the “wrong track” – but 36 percent also say the country is on the “right track” and 56 percent disagreed.

With 60 percent stating Wyoming’s economy is “fair/poor” and 39 percent say it’s “great/good,” 91 percent appreciate the overall quality of life and 93 percent see many opportunities for outdoor recreation and “spending time in nature.”

The Wyoming poll is part of a larger seven-state survey that also included Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.





For the complete article see the 02-07-2017 issue.

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