The vast majority of California voters want Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley to be restored, according to a recent survey conducted among likely California voters by Probolsky Research. The survey results further reveal that majority support for restoration is solid across gender, age and key California regions. Young adults favor restoration by a factor of 5 to 1. Support in California is also solidly nonpartisan with the majority of Republicans, Democrats and independent voters favoring restoration.
Probolsky surveyed California likely voters, asking the question:
Should Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley be restored, if it can be accomplished without impacting San Francisco’s water supply?
- 61.5% answered yes
- 20.2% answered no
- 18.4% were uncertain or did not answer
“This survey confirms what we have known all along – Californians overwhelmingly support restoration of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley, and that support is broad-based,” said Restore Hetch Hetchy Executive Director Spreck Rosekrans. “Even in the Bay Area, where San Francisco is one of the primary water wholesalers, those supporting restoration outnumbered those opposed by more than 2 to 1. And, the robust support among young people further bolsters our resolve to ensure that this stunning national treasure is returned to the American people for generations to come.”