U.S. importance of environmental protection versus economic growth 1984-2018

This survey explores what U.S. respondents feel should be given priority: environmental protection or economic growth. In 2018, 35 percent of respondents felt that economic growth in the U.S. should definitely be given priority.

Share of respondents who prioritize environmental protection or economic growth in the United States from 1984 to 2018*

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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 1 to 8, 2018

Number of respondents

1,041 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Original question was phrased as: "With which one of these statements about the environment and the economy do you most agree -- protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth (or) economic growth should be given priority, even if the environment suffers to some extent?"

Figures may not add up to 100 due to respondents that did not answer.

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