American worries about environmental issues by political party 2017

This statistic shows which environmental issues U.S. citizens are most worried about as of March 2017, broken down by political party. For 75 percent of the responding Democrats, pollution of drinking water was one of their main environmental concerns.

Share of adults who worry about environmental issues in the U.S. as of March 2017, by political party*

Global warming or climate change66%18%
Air pollution63%28%
Pollution of rivers, lakes
and reservoirs
Extinction of plants and
animal species
Loss of tropical rain forests56%25%
Pollution of drinking water75%47%
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Release date

March 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 1 to 5, 2017

Number of respondents

1,018 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Share of respondents that were worried a great deal.

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