West Virginia Voters Support Birthplace of Rivers

The West Virginia Rivers Coalition commissioned a public opinion poll to assess voter attitudes on the proposal to designate part of the Monongahela National Forest as the Birhplace of Rivers National Monument. Among the findings:

Eighty-four percent of voters expressed support for designating the Birthplace of Rivers a national monument after hearing a brief description of the proposal. Only 11% oppose.

More than 4 in 5 voters think the government should play a role in preserving headwaters in West Virginia, with 58 percent saying the government should play a major role.

Democrats (86%) and Republicans (77%) and Independents (87%) support efforts to establish a Birthplace of Rivers National Monument that would highlight the state’s natural beauty, preserve traditional land uses like hunting and fishing, and protect important sources of drinking water.

Click here to read a summary and the poll results.