Floridians see a need for more government action to protect the environment, and a vast majority approve of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act. Nearly 90% said they either strongly or somewhat approve of the act, which sets aside $400 million to preserve and protect a green network from the Everglades to the Panhandle. An overwhelming majority of respondents (91% Democrats, 90% Republicans) would support reforestation to absorb carbon emissions. 85% favor restrictions on the use of agricultural fertilizers, which are believed to contribute to red tide outbreaks. While the state currently prohibits bans on single-use plastic products, most Floridians say the decision should be left to local jurisdictions. This survey reached 600 respondents polled between July 15 and July 25, 2021.
Poll: Floridians (almost) all agree on stronger environmental protections