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Social & Policy Issues

Learn more about Americans' views on present environmental conditions, their rankings of environmental issues and their worries about key issues.

Social & Policy Issues

Black Americans are more likely to worry about harmful pollution where they live. Racial differences are substantial in suburbs, towns and rural areas.

Social & Policy Issues

More U.S. adults now than a year ago say they own an electric vehicle, but more also say they would not consider buying one.

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Over six in 10 U.S. adults say businesses impact lives positively, particularly small businesses. But fewer say businesses positively impact the environment.

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Social & Policy Issues

Three-fourths of Black Americans (76%) and 70% of Hispanic Americans say they personally worry "a great deal" about pollution of drinking water, compared with 48% of White Americans who respond this way.

The 55% of Americans who favor using nuclear energy as a source of electricity is up four points since last year to its highest level since 2012.

After some fluctuation in Americans' global warming views at the start of the century, these have steadied at fairly high levels of unease on all measures.

Americans' support for decreasing the use of fossil fuels to reduce gas emissions is steady at 58%; Democrats are more in favor than Republicans.

Pollution of drinking water and of natural waterways remain the most worrying environmental problems of six measured by Gallup.

Seventy-eight percent of Democrats and 20% of Republicans believe environmental protection should be prioritized over economic growth.

Four percent of Americans report that they currently own an electric vehicle, and the public remains largely unconvinced that the use of EVs does a lot to help address climate change.

Thirty-four percent of Americans, down 10 points from a year ago, describe the energy situation in the U.S. as "very serious."

Of 15 key issues, Americans worry most about inflation and the economy, with concerns about drug use and Social Security increasing in the past year.

Tunisians are deeply dissatisfied with efforts to preserve their environment and the quality of their water -- more than most populations on the planet.

One in three Americans, including 45% in the South, say they have personally been affected by an extreme weather event in the past two years.