Fact #396: October 31, 2005
Public Perceptions about the Seriousness of Selected Environmental and Economic Problems
In May 2005, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies conducted a survey of 1,002 adults to gather their opinions about environmental issues. Ninety-two percent of respondents thought that dependence on imported oil is a very serious or somewhat serious problem and 89% thought that the high price of gasoline is a very serious or somewhat serious problem.
|How serious a problem would you say is:||Very Serious||Somewhat serious||Not very serious||Not at all serious|
|Dependence on foreign oil||68%||24%||4%||1%|
|The high price of gasoline||68%||21%||8%||3%|
|Jobs and the economy||57%||32%||8%||1%|
Source: The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Topline Report, June 9, 2005. Survey conducted May 15-22, 2005, N=1,002.