- National Miners Day Recognizes the Contributions of Miners
December 3, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) this week is recognizing National Miners Day with new polling that highlights the importance of mining to everyday life. National Miners day, December 6, was established to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of our nation’s miners.
“National Miners Day provides an opportunity to thank our nation’s miners, who contribute to nearly every aspect of American life,” said Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO. “In many ways miners are the unsung heroes of our economy, supplying the raw materials that are necessary for everything from smart phones to F-35s, electricity to the infrastructure that carries it to your home. As technologies advance, our need for the products of mining increases and our miners continue to deliver. Surprisingly, most people don’t know just how much they depend on mining – and the hard work of America’s miners.”
When asked about the importance of mining to their lives, just three in 10 Americans identified mining as important to their daily lives, according to polling conducted by Morning Consult for NMA November 22-24, 2019. But when reminded of all the industries and technologies that rely on the products of mining, that number rises to 72 percent.
Sixty-five percent of voters went on to say that they are supportive of policies that encourage domestic mining and the use of America’s natural resources.
The national poll was conducted with 2,195 registered voters, and includes a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.
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