NEW LIKELY VOTER POLL IN AZ: 71% Support Investment in Water Desalination Plant

Published by The Bee News

November 3, 2022

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Alloy Analytics recently conducted a statewide survey of likely voters on water and economic development in Arizona from October 18th‐24th. A total of 700 likely voters in Arizona were interviewed, and the survey has a credibility interval of +/- 3.7%.
See full methodology statement and results herehttps://www.alloyanalytics.org/post/water

KEY FINDINGS

  • WATER IS ON THE MIND OF ARIZONANS: 91% of likely voters in Arizona are concerned with the water situation. This concern cuts across all age groups and political parties.
  • 86% of respondents aged 18-35 year are very or somewhat concerned and 96% of voters 66 or older are very or somewhat concerned.
  • 87% of Republicans are very or somewhat concerned as well as 95% of Democrats
  • DESALINATION IS A HIGHLY POPULAR SOLUTION: 74% of likely voters support investing in a water desalination plant with only 13% opposed.
  • Arizonans understand the concept. 73% report being very or somewhat familiar with “water desalination.”

  • ARIZONANS THINK DESALINATION IS WORTHY OF MAJOR INVESTMENT: Support for a water desalination plant remains at 63% even after being informed that the plant could cost between $5 billion and $10 billion dollars, and would cost an additional $160 million annually to operate.

  • ARIZONANS ARE OPEN TO PAYING MORE FOR WATER IF THE DOLLARS ARE PROPERLY INVESTED: 43% of likely voters are willing to pay $10 or more additionally on their monthly water bill to help fund water conservation systems and acquiring new water sources for Arizona.
  • 29% of voters are willing to pay $10 or less
  • Only 19% of voters are not willing to pay more
  • 80% of Arizonans support Taiwan Semiconductor’s North Phoenix chipmaking facility that is currently under construction.
  • 61% of respondents had heard about the TSMC facility

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