New Poll Says: Most Of Us Are Worried About The Effects Of Climate Change


We just celebrated Earth Day last week, and it seems a lot of Americans are very concerned about what we are doing to the planet, especially when it comes to how it affects them. According to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Flonase:

  • 74% of Americans say they are worried about climate change, with only 22% saying they don’t believe it’s real.
  • 70% of people say climate change causes them stress.
  • 81% say they are concerned how it will impact future generations.
  • For those who are worried, their biggest concerns include:
    • Rising temperatures (34%)
    • Heatwaves (32%)
    • Melting ice caps (30%)
    • Floods (30%)
    • Impact on physical health (29%)
    • Impact on economy/society (29%)
    • Wildfires (29%)
    • Droughts (29%)
    • Impact on mental health (28%)
    • Rising sea levels (27%)
  • For those concerned about climate change, 68% say it’s already taking a toll on their physical health, while 66% say it’s affecting their mental health.
  • Health impacts people expect over the next 10 years include:
    • Seasonal allergies (26%)
    • Stress/anxiety (19%)
    • Trouble sleeping (13%)
    • Depression (12%)
    • Migraines (11%)
    • Asthma (9%)
    • Eczema (8%)

Source: SWNS Digital


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