Main environmental issues causing worry in the Netherlands in 2014

This statistic shows which environmental issues adults worried most about in the Netherlands in 2014. For 57 percent of respondents water pollution was one of the main environmental issues that raised concern, while air pollution and the depletion of natural resources were worrying issues as well. Almost a third of those surveyed included shortage of drinking water in their top 5 of main environmental issues they worried about.
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From the following list, please pick the five main environmental issues that you are worried about.
Share of respondents
Water pollution (seas, rivers, lakes and underground sources)57%
Air pollution54%
Depletion of natural resources52%
The growing amount of waste32%
Our consumption habits41%
Loss or extinction of species and their habitats and of natural ecosystems (forests, fertile soils)38%
The impact on our health of chemicals used in everyday products48%
Shortage of drinking water29%
Urban problems (traffic jams, pollution, lack of green spaces, etc.)25%
Agricultural pollution (use of pesticides. fertilizers, etc.)23%
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