Environment

by Andrew Dugan and Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's recent executive order about the environment comes at a time when Americans have become more worried about the environment and less worried about energy.

Americans are mixed about how much the environment affects their consumer behavior. A solid majority have bought products that might help the environment, but fewer have contacted businesses or bought stocks for environmental reasons.

Gallup's 1976-1986 trend on public support for building nuclear power plants chronicled a sharp increase in public opposition in the decade spanning the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear power accidents.