Women are far more likely than men to fight proposals to build new power plants, shopping malls and big-box stores.
(This is not a surprise to me. Personnel in planning departments tend to be more likely to be women too, although not in the engineering side, although that's changing.)
From the article:
A consulting firm that conducts an annual poll on public attitudes toward development has come up with a new twist on Nimbyism: women are far more likely than men to fight proposals to build new power plants, shopping malls and big-box stores.
According to a nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 people last June by the Saint Consulting Group, support for local projects with potentially negative environmental consequences is uniformly higher among men than among women. In fact, apartments and condominiums are the only kind of local development that women are more likely to support than men.
And there is another interesting fact hiding in the data: in three of the nine examples shown above, the rate at which Tea Party members support a given development project closely parallels the rate for men.