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

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.
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DemocratsRepublicans
Global warming or climate change66%18%
Air pollution63%28%
Pollution of rivers, lakes
and reservoirs
69%38%
Extinction of plants and
animal species
55%24%
Loss of tropical rain forests56%25%
Pollution of drinking water75%47%
DemocratsRepublicans
Global warming or climate change66%18%
Air pollution63%28%
Pollution of rivers, lakes
and reservoirs
69%38%
Extinction of plants and
animal species
55%24%
Loss of tropical rain forests56%25%
Pollution of drinking water75%47%
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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.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
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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