HINGHAM, MA — August 10, 2010 —Fewer Americans say they would oppose a new aggregate quarry project in their community than a year ago, but it remains among the most-opposed types of local real estate development projects, according to the 2010 Saint Index.
Of 1,000 adults interviewed nationwide, 59 percent said they would oppose a new quarry project in their hometown, according to the annual survey of U.S. attitudes about real estate projects and development. That is a decline from 62 percent opposed to a local quarry development project a year ago and down from a high of 76 percent in 2007.
Thirty-six percent of Americans say they would support a new aggregate quarry project in their community, the fifth annual Saint Index found.
By comparison, 54 percent would oppose a Wal-Mart project and 56 percent oppose a local mall or large shopping center project.
An aggregate quarry was the third-least-wanted type of development project. A local landfill development project is opposed by 74 percent, and 72 percent of Americans would oppose a local casino project.
The most likely opponents of a local quarry project are: female, aged 56-65, have a post- graduate education, live in a suburban area, and live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., the Saint Index found.
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