US opinion poll shows environmental concern is holding

In recent months some major Canadian pollsters have reported dramatic declines in environmentally supportive public opinion. At the same time, public opinion polls in the US have shown that public opinion in support of a cleaner environment is holding or rising slightly. GallonDaily surmises that it is unlikely that Canadian and US public opinion are tracking in such different directions.

The most recent US environmental poll was published this week by Gallup, Inc.  Based on interviews conducted  March 7-10, 2013, Gallup states that

Americans tilt toward the view that the government is doing too little to protect the environment — at 47% — while 16% say it is doing too much. Another 35% say the government’s efforts on the environment are about right. These views have not changed much since 2010.

More detailed results, including an analysis by political affiliation (Democrat or Republican) are available at

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