Development Magazine: The 2007 Saint Index©: Survey Reveals Energy Awareness and NIMBYism Growth

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the-saint-indexAmericans are less opposed to construction of power plants, biotech and aggregate quarries than they were a year ago, but they voice more opposition to offices, hospitals and apartments/condos than they did in 2006.

These findings from the Saint Index survey of US public attitudes towards large-scale development are reported in the summer issue of Development Magazine,

According to Pat Fox, president of The Saint Consulting Group, which conducted the survey, “NIMBYism is growing stronger in the United States, and politicians are now siding more often with their vocal constituents. Developers have to understand the local politics if they want to get projects approved.”

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