The most serious environmental issues for the French 2015

This statistic illustrates the environmental issues that concern the French the most in 2015. We learn that nearly 50 percent of respondents said that the climate change was one of the two most serious environmental problems.

Which of these environmental issues was your concern? *

Share of respondents
Global warming47.9%
Air pollution33.1%
Water pollution23.3%
Disappearance of animal species19.5%
Destruction of forests19.4%
Damage related natural disasters17.4%
soil pollution16.5%
Decrease of the ozone layer13.6%
Degradation of landscapes5.8%
I do not know0.2%
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Release date




Survey time period

November 25 to December 11, 2015

Number of respondents

1,016 respondents

Age group

18 years old and over

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: " « Je vais vous citer un certain nombre de problèmes d’environnement. Quel est celui qui vous semble le plus préoccupant ?"
The source adds the following information: "Two possible answers. Cumulative results. The cumulative results correspond to the sum of the first and second choices. This is why the total response percentages are higher than 100."

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