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This survey is sponsored by the Alliance of Downriver Watersheds (ADW) and its member communities. We are asking your opinion on issues that affect the quality of life in the Downriver area. Your answers are anonymous. We are not selling anything. Survey results will help the ADW conduct future public outreach efforts. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts with us.

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* 2. Which activities have you or other members of your household participated in or near lakes and streams in this area during the past year? (Check all that apply)

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* 3. Here are some issues your local community leaders deal with. Please rank by what you personally consider most important (on top) to least important (on bottom).

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* 4. Here are environmental topics your local community leaders deal with. Please rank by what you personally consider most important (on top) to least important (on bottom).

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* 5. How often do you come across information or conversations about these topics?

  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Contaminants in food and drinking water
Global warming, also known as climate change
Protecting parks, natural areas, and wildlife
Hazardous waste sites
Water pollution in local waterways, the Detroit River, and Lake Michigan
Waste disposal and recycling
Air pollution

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* 6. In your personal opinion, how harmful are these threats to local waterways, the Detroit River, and Lake Erie?

  Not harmful at all Not very harmful Somewhat harmful Very harmful Don't Know
Loss of wetlands and natural areas
Polluted runoff from yards, streets, parking lots, and farms
Industrial facilities dumping waste
Residents disposing of oil or household chemicals down the drain
Mining, drilling, and other extractive industries
Overuse of water by homes, farms, and businesses
Unnaturally intense weather and floods, caused by global warming
Invasive pest species like Asian carp or zebra mussels

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* 7. Here are some statements about water pollution and related threats to waterways. How do you feel about them?

  Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree  Neutral Somewhat agree Strongly agree
Water pollution and related problems affect me or my family
Water pollution and related problems affect others in my community
It is urgent to address water pollution and related problems now

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* 8. How much responsibility does each of the following have to prevent water pollution or protect local waterways, including the Detroit River and Lake Erie?

  No responsibility A little responsibility  Some responsibility  A great deal of responsibility 
Individuals like me
Local businesses/small businesses
Corporations/big business
Water and wastewater utilities
Local government
State government in Lansing

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* 9. Here are other statements about water pollution and related threats to waterways. How do you feel about these?

  Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Strongly agree
I can take actions to prevent water pollution and protect waterways
The actions of a single person like me won’t make any difference
If the community works together, we can solve these problems
There is nothing anybody can do to solve these problems

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* 10. In your personal opinion, the water quality of local waterways, the Detroit River, and Lake Erie is:

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* 11. Imagine tomorrow you will do something to protect your local waterways, the Detroit River, and Lake Erie. What would it be?

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* 12. Which of the following actions do you recall taking in the last 12 months? (Check all that apply)

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* 13. How familiar are you with the concept of “nonpoint source pollution?"

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* 14. How familiar are you with the concept of a “watershed?”

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* 15. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about wetland habitats’ impact on surrounding areas?

  Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Strongly agree
Wetlands protect communities from forest fires
Wetlands prevent the introduction of undesirable plants and animals
Wetlands help filter pollution from water and reduce floods
Wetlands are good sites for landfills

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* 16. When rainwater or melting snow goes into the storm drains along the street, what happens to it?

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* 17. Where do you recall coming across information or discussion about local waterways, the Detroit River, or Lake Erie in the past 12 months? (Check all that apply)

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* 18. In the past 12 months, in which of the following ways have you interacted with your local government? (Check all that apply)

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* 19. What watershed issues are you most concerned with? Please select your top 3.

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Take a minute to look at the cover of this calendar.

Take a minute to look at the cover of this calendar.

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* 20. Have you come across this calendar before?

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* 21. How did you hear about this survey?

Thank you for your contribution towards water quality. The Alliance of Downriver Watersheds wants to ensure inclusivity in our programming. Demographic questions such as the following help us to better understand our audiences to best direct our outreach efforts. Just a reminder that all responses are anonymous.

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* 22. What are your pronouns?

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* 23. Are you Hispanic or Latino?

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* 24. Which of the following best describes your race/ethnicity?

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* 25. What is your age?

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* 26. Would you say your annual household income is:

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* 27. What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received?

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* 28. Do you have any parting thoughts you would like to share?

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