How important was the natural environment in attracting you to Sarasota?
 Very important
 Somewhat important
 Not important at all
How often do you go to the beach?
 More than once a week
 Once a week
 Twice a month
 Once a month
 Every few months
 Twice a year
Which of the following outdoor activities do you often participate in?
 Scuba Diving
How would you rate Sarasota’s public parks?
Are you concerned about global warming?
Do you believe tax dollars should be used to acquire and preserve land for future public use?
How good a job is Florida doing of protecting its environment?
 Don’t know
“Take care of the environment first, then tourism, money and the right kind of growth will follow.”
Top three messages respondents would like to send to Florida politicians about environmental issues:
No. 1 No offshore drilling
No. 2 Continue efforts to preserve the Everglades
No. 3 Plan for the coming water shortage
What is your favorite outdoor Sarasota attraction?
No. 1 answer: Beaches
This poll was conducted downtown, at Bird Key Park and on Lido Beach in early spring.