A survey was used to gauge consumer preferences toward four fresh pork attributes : juiciness, tenderness, marbling, and leanness. The survey elicited consumer willingness-to-pay a premium for an improvement in these attributes. Approximately one-half of the respondents were willing to pay some premium for the attributes of juiciness, leanness, and tenderness. The average premium size ranged from $0.20/lb. for marbling to $0.37/lb. for tenderness. Neither the choice of a certifying agency nor the use of a cheap talk script influenced premium levels.