National Environmental Health Survey

“How many Americans are using environmental information to make everyday decisions?”

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) commissioned a groundbreaking national study to measure environmental behavior and attitudes. The results provide NEEF a baseline for its vision that by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people.

Survey highlights include:

  • Six out of ten American adults take some sort of action when learning about the environmental issues facing the world
  • 61% of adults visited a park or nature center in the last 12 months.
  • 52% of adults consider zoos, nature centers and parks as trustworthy sources for environmental problems and issues.
  • 77% of adults turn the lights off when leaving a room.
  • 9% of adults compost.
  • 59% of adults consider an environmentally conscious lifestyle a lot of work.

The research surveyed 1,500 individuals between 18 and 74 years of age with demographics in balance with the U.S. Census.

 

For more information about NEEF and this survey, please visit http://neefusa.org. Stay tuned for more data.

 

NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. Follow NEEF on Facebook & Twitter @neefusa.

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