“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.