Environmental change and causes - Washington Post poll

In this poll:

On the eve of a major international gathering aimed at forging a new road map for sustainable development, a Washington Post poll shows that most Americans think the world's natural environment has deteriorated over the past decade.

Poll Questions

Q: Compared to 10 or so years ago, do you think the natural environment in the world today is better, worse, or about the same? IF BETTER/WORSE: Is that much better/worse or somewhat better/worse?

Q: Over this period of time, do you think human activity had a mostly (positive) or mostly (negative) effect on the natural environment? Is that a very positive/negative effect or a somewhat positive/negative effect?

Q: Thinking ahead to 10 or so years from now, do you think the natural environment in the world will be better, worse, or about the same? IF BETTER/WORSE: Is that much better/worse or somewhat better/worse?

Q: Thinking about the Obama presidency that started in 2009, how much progress do you think has been made in making the United States more energy independent?

Q: If Romney had been president since 2009 instead of Obama, do you think the U.S. would have made more progress or less progress toward energy independence, or do you think things would be about the same as they are now?

Q: How closely are you following the news about the proposed building of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas?

Q: From what you know and have read, do you think the U.S. government should or should not approve the building of this pipeline?

Q: From what you have heard or read, do you think the Keystone pipeline would or would not create a significant number of jobs?

Q: From what you have heard or read, do you think the Keystone pipeline would or would not significantly damage the environment?

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