Are less people going green?

According to a survey by Harris Interactive, less Americans were green in 2010 than in 2009.

Between November 8th and November 15th, 2,352 U.S. adults over the age of 18 took an online survey on a variety of green topics. The results were compared to a similar poll done in 2009.

Some of the facts were startling. Only 36 percent claimed to be concerned about the state of the planet left behind for future generations, down from 43 percent in 2009. Less people also made an effort to conserve resources such as water and fuel. According to the poll, 60 percent of people made an effort to conserve water in 2009, while only 57 percent did in 2010.

Alarmingly, 32 percent donated or recycled electronics in 2010, but 41 percent did so in 2009.

Let’s make an effort to reverse these trends in 2011 and go All Green!

You can see the complete poll here.

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4 Responses to Are less people going green?

  1. Abraham says:

    I wonder why this has happened? I would think with the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico people would still be concerned. What do you think?

  2. Wow! That’s very surprising. I would have imagined that people are getting more and more concerned about the planet every year. I wonder if the economy has anything to do with the shift.

    Either way, I guess it’s the job of companies like All Green to continue to educate the public about recycling and thinking about the planet.

  3. GastonWilder says:

    Interesting!

  4. Amy Erickson says:

    I think it has something to do with the economy as well. People were probably more concerned about saving fuel and water in 2009 because it was necessary from a financial standpoint. In 2010, people had a little more money, so they didn’t need to cut corners quite as much. I know that from a historic standpoint, there’s a trend of consumerism rising after a recession, this might just be the beginning of that.

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