Poll: climate, environmental threats rank among Americans' top fears

Since Pres. Trump’s election, Americans are increasing fearful of pollution, global warming and other environmental disasters, according to the latest version of this ongoing national survey, fielded in June 2018. Not a single environmental concern made the top 10 list in 2016. In 2017, four of the top ten fears were related to the environment. By 2018, five of the top ten fears were environmental in nature: #s 2 (pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes), 3 (pollution of drinking water), 7 (air pollution), 8 (extinction of plant and animal species) and 9 (global warming and climate change). 'Corrupt government officials' ranked as the top fear for the fourth year in a row.

Author Information: 
Chapman University, SSRS
Date: 
10/16/18
Resource URL: 
https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/10/16/americas-top-fears-2018/
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