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Most important environmental issues in Poland 2020

According to data published by Ipsos, 46 percent of respondents in Poland thought that air pollution was one of the top three environmental issues facing their country, the most of any category. By contrast, only four percent of respondents believe soil erosion to be a top three environmental issue.

Dealing with waste another big issue
The second most important environmental issue according to Polish respondents was dealing with waste. When asked what they thought would be an effective policy in reducing plastic waste, 46 percent of Polish people thought that government investment to improve recycling would be an effective policy. As to what personal actions people were willing to take, 55 percent of people said they would re-use disposable items.

Causes of climate change
In the same survey, respondents from different countries had different opinions on the most pressing environmental issues. In Great Britain, 47 percent of respondents thought that dealing with waste was the most important issue, while in Germany the most important issue was climate change

In your view, what are the three most important environmental issues facing Poland today?*

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

February 21 to March 6, 2020

Number of respondents


Age group

18-74 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* The original question was worded by the source as follows: " In your view, what are the three most important environmental issues facing [COUNTRY] today? That is, the top environmental issues you feel should receive the greatest attention from your local leaders?"
** Respondents from 29 countries around the world. Approximately 500 individuals aged between 18 and 74 years were surveyed in Poland.

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