Gallup asked Americans in March 2021: "What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?"
2% of Americans responded: "Environment/Pollution/Climate change" (See chart below) Also note that Gallup Polls have found that climate change has historically ranked lowest among all environmental concerns. (See: 2015 Gallup Poll: Americans Worry Least About Global Warming – Concern over AGW lowest among all ENVIRONMENTAL issues)
Will Johnson, CEO of the Harris Poll: “I was personally surprised and discouraged to discover that our devotion to the world around us is flagging…In a survey we at the Harris Poll conducted last December, American adults said climate change was the number one issue facing society. Today, it comes in second to last on a list of a dozen options, ahead of only overpopulation. Among Gen X men, in fact, more than third dismiss climate change as unimportant.”
“Additionally, we asked about policies the government could adopt to fight global warming or help the environment generally. There was majority support for only one of nine initiatives, with 51% endorsing tax credits or rebates for greater energy efficiency in buildings. Moreover, 13% of all respondents say the government should do nothing to improve the environment, a stance that rises to nearly one in five of all survey takers in the South.”
“Maybe when we’re feeling safer and more prosperous, we’ll care more about the fate of our planet. For now, though, global warming isn’t the rallying cause it was only a few months ago.” … “There are some bright spots for the environmental cause…Air travel won’t be coming back to pre-pandemic levels, our survey shows.”
Marc Morano responds: “The climate activists are still in shock over how their issue has collapsed as a concern among the public,” said Climate Depot’s Marc Morano in an email. “The environmental left is now striving to figure out how to piggyback the climate issues onto COVID in order to stay relevant.”