Most Americans do not see large wind farms as harmful — Saint Index report

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wind-farmSeventy-nine percent of Americans do not believe a large wind farm project is detrimental to their health and welfare, according to the 2009 US Saint Index survey of attitudes toward real estate development projects.

The North American Windpower blog reports that slightly more than one in 10 adults, 11 percent, say a large wind project could diminish health and welfare.

The fourth annual Saint Index survey involved interviews with 1,000 adults nationwide. The study is conducted by The Saint Consulting Group, which tracks the politics of land use in the US and UK.

The UK Saint Index reported in March 2009 that Britons felt much more supportive towards wind power than nuclear or traditional fossil fuel power plants Download UK SAINT Index press release_nuclear_final.

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