If Mother Earth were a political candidate, she wouldn’t be happy with her polling numbers.
Just in time for Earth Day, a Harris poll shows that the percentage of Americans concerned about the planet has dropped from 43 percent to 34 percent – in just the past three years. Another survey shows that 49 percent of us think economic growth is more important than environmental protection. Only 41 percent think the opposite.
The Christian Science Monitor editorial board suggests that the slumping economy is a big factor in those attitudes.
According to the Harris poll, American adults are less likely now than three years ago to take the following “green” actions: Read more »