Other Affiliation: Founder, MarketSearch Corporation, Columbia, SC
The latter part of the 1980s saw a revival of concern about environmental issues. These issues began to occupy more of policy makers' time and attention at both the national and local levels. Little has been done to evaluate public opinion about the difficult choices between the environment and growth and development, however. In October 1989, MarketSearch Corporation of Columbia, S.C., conducted a telephone survey of 1500 residents of North and South Carolina, 750 from each state, on economic development and the environment. The purpose of the study was to evaluate public opinions and attitudes about these two important areas and how people in the two Carolinas feel about them. This report focuses on the viewpoints of North Carolinians by highlighting some of the study's key findings.