Drinking water in the U.S. - consumers' worries about pollution 2000-2012

This statistic presents the results of a survey conducted by Gallup in March 2012. Americans were asked about their personal concerns regarding the pollution of drinking water. Some 48 percent indicated that they were worried about polluted drinking water. Compared to 2000, U.S. consumers are less concerned about that environmental threat.

Consumers' concerns about the pollution of drinking water in the United States in 2000 and 2012

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Release date

April 2012


United States

Survey time period

March 8 to March 11, 2012

Number of respondents

1,024 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Data for 2000 are taken from a previous edition of Gallup's Environment poll.
* Shows the share of respondents who are worried "a great deal" regarding the pollution of drinking water. Other categories, not shown in this statistic, include "Fair amount", "Only a little", and "Not at all".

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