Coronavirus Pandemic Has Inspired 64 Percent of Americans to Live More Sustainably, Survey Finds

Source: Green Matters »

With people all across the U.S. spending more time at home during coronavirus quarantines, many Americans are rethinking their habits and trying to live more sustainably. According to a new survey, nearly two-thirds of people have been inspired to pick up more eco-friendly habits during the pandemic — and beyond.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll, surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out how COVID-19 has changed the way they think about living sustainably. According to press materials sent to Green Matters, 70 percent of those surveyed have become more aware of their eco-unfriendly habits while being home more during quarantine.

More specifically, 64 percent of respondents have had an “eco wake-up call,” inspiring them to make various eco-friendly changes to their habits. For example, 55 percent of those surveyed said they are recycling more, 43 percent said they are using less paper products, and 44 percent are reducing their food waste…

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