Americans agree nearly unanimously that communities should make special efforts to create designated areas where plants support the health and growth of pollinators, like honey bees and butterflies. They are less confident, however, when it comes to what actions individuals can take to help pollinators. This disconnect highlights the need for further education on this topic. Park and recreation agencies around the country play an enormous role in pollinator conservation through educating the public on the role pollinators have on our everyday lives, leading by example in the community and training individuals on how they can be better stewards of pollinators.

Key Findings

  • Ninety-five percent of Americans overall think communities should make special efforts to create designated areas for plants to support the health and growth of pollinators
  • Sixty-eight percent “completely” or “strongly” agree that communities should make special efforts to create designated areas for plants to support the health and growth of pollinators
  • Parents (74 percent) are more likely than non-parents (65 percent) and Americans overall (68 percent) to also completely or strongly agree that communities should make special efforts to create designated areas for plants to support the health and growth of pollinators
  • Only 34 percent of Americans are “completely” or “very” confident in knowing what actions they can take to help the conservation of pollinators
  • Parents (43 percent) and millennials (46 percent) are more likely to feel “completely” or “very” confident than Americans overall, but still more than half are not as confident in the actions they can take to help conservation of pollinators.

 

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