More than 75% percent of Alaskans support exploration and production on the Coastal Plain of ANWR. Polling conducted in April of 1995 by the Dittman Research Corporation demonstrated that a vast majority of Alaskans support opening ANWR to oil and gas exploration. Arctic Power, the non-profit citizens organization representing Alaskans promoting Coastal Plain development, has over 10,000 members and endorsements from groups spanning the economic spectrum including miners, fishermen, tourism operators, labor unions, banks, teachers and many others.
By a HUGE margin, Alaskans support opening ANWR to oil and gas exploration.. A recent poll asked Alaskans:
"Do you believe oil and gas exploration should or should not be allowed within the ANWR Coastal Plain?"
...and support is consistently strong within all geographic subgroups...
RED=support for opening ANWR
BLUE=Does not support opening ANWR
Alaskans overwhelmingly support opening the Coastal Plain of ANWR for oil and gas development.
Survey done by Dittman Research Corporation, April 1995, Sample size=510