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As the federal government contemplates funding projects intended to mitigate the effects of extreme weather, how concerned are Americans about a warming Earth?

U.S. investors' awareness of sustainable investing has been at a low level over the past 18 months, while their interest has waned slightly.

Despite strong support for the objectives of ESG, Americans remain unfamiliar with the term. A business' treatment of its employees and community impact matter most.

Though equal proportions of Arizonans are Republicans, Democrats and independents, the Gallup Arizona survey finds broad agreement on actions in several areas -- including immigration, the environment and criminal justice.

Four in 10 U.S. adults identify themselves as environmentalists, similar to recent readings but remaining down from the 1980s and 1990s.

Americans continue to express the most dire concerns about water pollution, out of six environmental threats.

About seven in 10 U.S. workers say that a company's environmental record matters in whether or not they would take a job with that company.

A slightly diminished 56% majority of Americans, compared with a year ago, think the U.S. government is doing too little to protect the environment, while 15% say it is doing too much and 29% think its actions are about right.

Slightly more Americans still prioritize the environment over economic growth, but the 50% doing so is the lowest in six years. Americans' preferences on this measure, historically, have been sensitive to the level of U.S. unemployment.

Americans have maintained relatively high concern about global warming over the past six years, along with the belief that it is caused by human activity.

by RJ Reinhart

Gallup will be releasing a series of articles throughout April concerning Americans' views on environmental topics.

A slim majority of Americans say they would like their senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

Americans' satisfaction with each of 21 key national policy issues has declined or held steady compared with readings one year ago.

by Andrew Rzepa and Julie Ray

Worldwide, most people see climate change posing at least somewhat of a threat to people in their countries in the next 20 years, according to a new World Risk Poll report.

by Andrew Rzepa, Sera L. Young and Alexandros Makarigakis

Northwestern University and UNESCO are working with Gallup to survey 31 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and South America to benchmark water insecurity.

Gallup's snapshot of how satisfied people in 145 countries and areas were in 2019 with efforts to preserve the environment and with air and water.