"Water pollution is the environmental issue that most concerns Americans. According to the GSS, about 79% of Americans in 2016 said they thought water pollution was 'extremely' or 'very' dangerous to the environment; this proportion has grown since 1994, when the percentage was 61% (66% in 1993). Gallup (2017) also found that water issues were the environmental topics that most concerned Americans. About 61% of Americans expressed a “great deal” of worry about drinking-water pollution in 2016, and 63% expressed this level of worry in 2017. In 2016 and 2017, respectively, about 56% and 57% of Americans reported similar levels of worry about pollution of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs." National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators 2018.
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