Insight of the Week: Ninety Percent of People Globally Believe Deforestation in the Amazon is a Serious Issue

Nine in ten people across the world say that deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is a serious global problem. Globally, people tend to be more concerned about this than several other problems such as the economy or the gap between rich and poor.

Concern about deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has remained consistent between 2021 and 2023, with 56 percent of the global public saying it is a very serious issue and another 34 percent saying it is somewhat serious. Latin Americans and Europeans are most worried about deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, while the issue is generally less concerning to people in Asia. All five Latin American countries included in the survey – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru – are among the most worried about Amazon deforestation. In these countries, nearly 100 percent see the issue as very serious or somewhat serious.  

Source: GlobeScan Radar Trends Report (survey of 29,565 people in the general public in July ‒ August 2023)​