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Environment

by Frank Newport

Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement pits climate change concerns against concerns about jobs and the economy. Americans have deep interest in issues on both sides and will probably react along partisan lines.

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.