Douglas County, KS Public Opinion Survey 02/02/24

Survey conducted January 30 through February 1, 2024. 431 likely 2024 General Election voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2024 General Election. Margin of Error is +/-4.8% with a 95% level of confidence. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding.

Q1: How much have you seen, read or heard recently about a proposal to build a solar farm on private land north of Lawrence in Douglas County?

A lot: 12%
Just some: 39%
Nothing: 49% [GO TO Q3]

Q2: Based on what you’ve seen, read or heard, would you say you generally support or generally oppose building a solar farm on private land in Douglas County?

Generally support: 63%
Generally oppose: 24%
Not sure: 13%

Q3: Do you think farmers and private property owners should be able to use their land as they wish, as long as it doesn’t cause inconveniences for the public? OR; Do you think the public should have input on how private property is used?

Farmers use their land as they wish: 71%
Public input: 14%
Not sure: 15%

Q4: If you knew the land where the solar farm would be located would be used for BOTH solar energy AND traditional crop farming, would you be more likely to support or more likely to oppose the project?

More likely to support: 58%
More likely to oppose: 11%
Not sure: 31%

Q5: Do you support or oppose the use of solar energy?

Support: 77%
Oppose: 11%
Not sure: 12%

FULL PDF RESULTS: Douglas County KS Public Opinion Survey 020224

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