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Possible shortages of drinking water: Americans' views and concerns 2012

This statistic presents the findings of a telephone survey conducted in the United States among 1,017 adults. The survey was conducted between July 26 and 30, 2012. Some 88 percent of respondents explained they were concerned about possible shortages of safe drinking water in the United States.

Percentage of Americans who are concerned about possible shortages of drinking water as of July 2012

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Release date

August 2012


United States

Survey time period

July 26 to 30, 2012

Number of respondents

1,017 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question ran as follows: "I am going to go through a list of possible harmful impacts in the United States as a result of drought and shortages brought on by the diversion of water for energy production and other purposes. How concerned are you about each of the following?"

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