Survey: 89% of North Dakotans support oil boom, 84% say state is headed in the right direction

Ness unveiled a recent survey the Petroleum Council conducted to gauge perceptions of oil and gas development in the state and to identify areas of concern.

Statewide, 84 percent of respondents indicated the state is headed in the right direction and 89 percent indicated they favor oil development, according to the survey.

The survey’s statewide findings were based on telephone interviews with 600 North Dakotans. The results had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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