82% of Americans Support Locally Sited Wind: Survey

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March 20, 2009 Wind Energy Weekly

An impressive 82% of Americans support wind farm projects in their hometown, up from 76% a year ago, according to a recent survey.

The 2009 Saint Index is the fourth such survey from the Saint Consulting Group and involved interviews with 1,000 adults nationwide.

Broken down by region, residents in the Midwest showed the greatest support for wind power in their community, at 86%. The South came in at 82% support, followed by the Mid-Atlantic (81%), the West (80%), and the Northeast (77%).

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