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Good News for Metro? Most Americans Want More Transit Investment

8:35 AM PDT on August 27, 2008

A new Pew Research Center study on political preferences includes polling data that show almost three-fourths of Americans favor more spending on public transportation:

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Column one indicates responses for all those surveyed. Columns two, three and four show responses among those who identify as Republicans, Democrats and Independents, respectively. The poll was taken last February.

Other polls cited in the study show that Americans favor drilling for oil in the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge (50-43 percent) and believe developing new sources of energy is more important than protecting the environment (60-34 percent) -- though 73 percent believe global warming is a very serious or somewhat serious problem.

More questions and responses after the jump. You can download the entire report here.

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