Survey: Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is important to them

30 September 2014

Three years on from the most recent similar Eurobarometer survey, it is clear that, despite the economic crisis, Europeans’ concern about the environment has not diminished. 95% of the 28,000 interviewed citizens said that protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done.
A strong majority of people share the view that the efficient use of natural resources (79%) and the protection of the environment (74%) can boost economic growth. They worry most about pollution – air (56%) and water pollution (50 %) ranking highest – as well as waste generation and the depletion of natural resources (Press Release European Commission, 8 September 2014).
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Click here for the report (8.28 MB).

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