Environmental consciousness and actions taken in the U.S. 2016

This statistic shows the opinion on Americans who somewhat agree or strongly agree with an "environmentally conscious" identity and the actions they believe are environmentally conscious compared with actions they actually took as of March 2016. During the survey, nearly 50 percent of the respondents who strongly agreed with being "environmentally conscious" were actually likely to bike, walk or take public transportation to frequent destinations.

Opinions on best ways to be environmentally conscious and actions taken among U.S. adults as of March 2016*

Somewhat agree (among best ways)Somewhat agree (acts on belief)Strongly agree (among best ways)Strongly agree (acts on belief)
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Release date

April 2016


United States

Survey time period

March 2016

Number of respondents

more than 2,000

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Compares those who believe somewhat agree or strong agree that they "environmentally conscious" with the actions they consider to be environmentally conscious and those that act based on this belief.

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