On behalf of the Center for American Progress and The Mountain Pact, Hart Research conducted a national survey of 803 likely 2016 voters. The survey explored likely voters’ views about coal mining on national public lands and proposals to reform federal coal policy.

The key findings as reviewed in this memo reveal that voters have mixed views about the idea of leasing public lands to coal companies, but there is broad bipartisan support for several reforms to federal coal policy, including cutting subsidies and charging royalties based on the true market price at which coal is sold to a power plant or exporter.