Americans' concerns about the pollution of drinking water 1990-2017

This survey shows the concerns of U.S. Americans about the environmental threat of the pollution of drinking water from 1989 to 2017. In 2017, 63 percent of the respondents stated they were worried "a great deal" about the pollution of drinking water.

Public concern about the pollution of drinking water in the United States from 1990 to 2017

Great dealFair amountOnly a littleNot at all
201763%22%11%4%
201661%19%13%6%
201555%22%15%8%
201460%22%13%5%
201353%26%14%6%
201248%30%15%6%
201151%26%16%7%
201050%27%17%6%
200654%27%12%5%
200072%20%6%2%
199968%22%7%3%
199167%19%10%3%
199065%22%9%4%
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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Number of respondents

1,018 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "I'm going to read you a list of environmental problems. As I read each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or not at all. First, how much do you personally worry about the pollution of drinking water?"

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are from respondents who stated they had no opinion.

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