U.S. adults who consider themselves as environmental activists 2017

This statistic shows the share of U.S. adults who consider themselves as environmental activists or sympathizers, by type of action they have performed in the last year. As of March 2017, some 97 percent of respondents who described themselves as environmental activists stated they recycled everyday objects such as newspapers, glass and aluminum.

Share of U.S. self-described active and sympathetic environmentalists that participate in sustainable actions as of March 2017*

ActiveSympathetic
Voluntarily recycled97%92%
Bought a product because it was better for the environment87%76%
Been active in a group that works to protect the environment55%20%
Contacted a public official about an environmental issue42%22%
Complained to a business about a product that harms the environment26%11%
Bought or sold stocks, mutual funds because of a company's environmental record15%9%
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Source

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

* Includes those who have taken the following actions in the last year.

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