More Americans Still Prioritize Economy Over Environment

For the fifth consecutive year, more Americans are interested in protecting economic growth than in protecting the environment when the two goals are at odds. This year’s 48% to 43% split represents a relatively narrow advantage for the economy, similar to last year’s reading. But the latest result contrasts with 2011, when a record-high 54% chose the economy as the higher priority. [cont.]

Lydia Saad, Gallup