Most potential Michigan voters are well aware of the state’s less than stellar recycling rate, according to a poll released today by Lansing-based Public Sector Consultants.
The national average for recycling is about 35 percent, the public policy research firm reports. Michigan’s rate is about 15 percent.
Of those Michigan residents surveyed, 53 percent accurately said that the state’s recycling rate is below the national average. Differences among party lines:
- Among Republicans, 46 percent said they thought Michigan recycled above the national average, the company reported.
- Among Democrats, 21 percent believed Michigan’s recycling rate is above the national average.
The statewide poll of 600 likely voters was conducted with Denno Research between July 9 and July 11, 2014. It has an overall margin for error of +/-4 percent.
Recently state recycling advocates launched a campaign to increase recycling awareness and practices.