Q. Which of these do you think is the most important environmental problem facing Australia today?
Q. And which would you say is the second most important?
|Most important||Second most important||Total|
|The health of rivers and waterways||17%||21%||38%|
|Loss of native habitat||8%||11%||19%|
|Logging of native forests||4%||8%||12%|
Water supply (53%) and the health of rivers and waterways (38%) were considered the most important environmental problems facing Australia today.
Younger respondents were more likely to nominate climate change (36% of aged under 45) while 47% of those aged 45+ nominated the health of rivers and waterways. Water supply was the top issue for all segments except Green voters who nominated climate change as their most important issue (51%).
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