Public support for TMT is growing. A recent Hawaii statewide poll contracted by Pacific Resource Partnership found that 72% of likely voters support TMT on Maunakea, up from 62 percent in 2015. On Hawaii Island, 68% of residents said they favored it, 15 percent more than two years ago. In addition, a statewide poll conducted in 2015 found that 88% of Hawaii residents agree there should be a way for science and Hawaiian culture to co-exist on Maunakea.
A statewide scientific public opinion poll was conducted in March 2020 by Ward Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ward Research quota sampled for key demographic characteristics (e.g. age, ethnicity, gender, and island of residence). The demographics of the sample match the demographics of the community based on Census data. The margin of error is +/- 4.3%.
Do you agree or disagree that there should be a way for science and Hawaiian culture to co-exist on Maunakea?
Do you support moving ahead with construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea?
Do you agree or disagree that TMT will provide good paying jobs, economic and educational benefits for those living on Hawaii Island?
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Thank you, again, Barry Taniguchi for your continued support of TMT and astronomy in Hawaii https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/04/21/opinion/please-support-tmt-astronomy/ #ImuaTMT #WeSupportTMT (link in bio)...
In a statewide poll conducted in 2018, 74% of Hawaii residents agreed that TMT will help create good paying jobs, economic and educational benefits for those living on Hawaii Island. #WeSupportTMT #ImuaTMT...
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