8/13: More Than Three-Quarters of U.S. Residents “Eco-friendly”

August 13, 2010 by  
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76% of Americans believe they do their part to help the environment.  Included here are 36% who do a fair amount, 23% who do a good amount, and 17% who do a great deal. However, when thinking about how they live and the items they buy, 24% of residents nationally do very little or nothing at all to protect the environment. ©istockphoto.com/John Peacock Those in the Northeast, Americans who earn $50,000 or more annually, college graduates, residents 45 or older, and women are the most ecologically minded residents. Table: Amount to Help Environment Americans Garden to Eat Healthier, Not to Help... 

8/13: The Eco-friendly Way

August 13, 2010 by  
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Jim Motavalli has been writing on the environment for more than a decade.  His work has appeared in the Mother Nature Network, E Magazine, and the New York Times.  In this interview with The Marist Poll’s John Sparks, he talks about organic food, what people can do to preserve our environment, and the environmental efforts of the Obama administration.  Listen to or read the interview below. Jim Motavalli John Sparks Jim, the Marist Poll recently conducted a national survey, and we asked the American public to think about how they live, the things they buy, specifically to help the environment. ... 

4/21: Threat of Global Warming to Grow, Say Americans

April 21, 2009 by  
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More than seven in ten Americans agree that global warming will be a problem during their lifetime. However, there is less of a consensus on how great a threat it poses, and the results change dramatically when Americans weigh in on the challenges it presents for future generations. ©istockphoto.com/oonal Although 31% of residents nationwide say that global warming will be a major problem for their generation, an even greater proportion — 41% — believes it will be a minor one. 28% do not think it will be a problem for them at all. There’s definitely a Democratic and Republican...