Water pollution near top of America’s fears

Water pollution near top of America's fears A May 2017 poll found that water pollution, air pollution, and climate change rank high on Americans' list of top fears. Concern about environmental problems was much higher than during the 2016 survey, and the spike in worry was likely due to the intervening election. The Chapman University [...]

Q&A with Wade Crowfoot, CEO of the Water Foundation

Q&A with Wade Crowfoot, CEO of the Water Foundation Wade Crowfoot, CEO of Water Foundation What do Westerners think about water issues? What worries them? What policies do they support? Where is there consensus and division? To answer these questions, the Water Foundation recently commissioned a wide-ranging public opinion survey of voters in [...]

Presentation: Insights on Customer Attitudes Toward Water

Presentation: Insights on Customer Attitudes Toward Water I recently delivered a presentation on water-related public opinion to the annual meeting of the California Water Association in Monterey. Feel free to use slides from this PowerPoint deck in your work. Here's an embed from SlideShare, where you can also view, download, and share the presentation: [...]

12 takeaways from new Water Foundation poll of 12 Western states

12 takeaways from new Water Foundation poll of 12 Western states A new Water Foundation poll of voters in 12 Western states has found a convergence of opinion on water problems and solutions. To be sure, there are partisan, geographic, and demographic differences in the sprawling, diverse region, but overall the results point to more [...]

AP-NORC poll examines link between climate change and severe weather

AP-NORC poll examines link between climate change and severe weather Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say that weather disasters are becoming more severe, according to a new survey by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among those who think the weather is getting more extreme, nearly half believe the trend is mostly or entirely [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|AP-NORC, Climate change, United States|0 Comments

Most Americans link climate change and hurricane severity

Most Americans link climate change and hurricane severity A new ABC News-Washington Post poll has found that a majority of Americans believe climate change has intensified recent hurricanes. Compared to similar polling done in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a higher share of Americans linked global warming to more severe tropical storms. The [...]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Climate change, Flooding, United States|0 Comments

Q&A with Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer at Nestlé Waters

Q&A with Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer at Nestlé Waters Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer at Nestlé Waters North America. Photo courtesy of Nestlé Waters North America. A May 2017 poll sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America found that 66 percent of U.S. consumers think their own community’s water supply is at risk. [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Climate change, Infrastructure, Quality, Supply, United States|0 Comments

Most Americans think climate change is already impacting water supply

Most Americans think climate change is already impacting water supply A new survey sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America has found 66% of U.S. consumers think their own community's water supply is at risk and 71% believe climate change is impacting access to clean water. The May 2016 survey, conducted by market research firm PSB, [...]

Yale climate opinion maps visualize American attitudes toward warming

Yale climate opinion maps visualize American attitudes toward warming The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has produced a great set of maps that illustrate what Americans think about global warming. What's special about these maps is their high-resolution: you can zoom in to understand public opinion on the level of states, counties, congressional districts, [...]

6 things I learned by studying public opinion on water

6 things I learned by studying public opinion on water Over the past six months, I’ve been working at the intersection of two professional passions: water and public opinion. With support from the Water Funder Initiative, a collaborate effort by foundations to make our water systems more sustainable, I’ve been analyzing what we know about [...]