The 2011 Saint Index “delivers wide-ranging insights into what is happening in the politics of land use.”
The report suggests that we’ve become NIMBY nation:
A great majority of Americans — in fact, the highest level in six years of Saint Index surveys — oppose new development in their own community. 79 percent said their hometown is fine the way it is or already over-developed. Some 86 percent of suburban Americans do not want new development in their community. Asked, “What type of new development would you most like to see in your community?” the most common answer was “none.”
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