Strong Support for Government Efforts to Reduce Future Pandemics through Ending Deforestation
Consumers in China, Myanmar, Thailand, the U.S., and Vietnam, 2021
As human activities such as deforestation increase the risk of disease transfer between animals and humans, an overwhelming majority of people in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S. support government action to curb this destructive practice.
Identifying and capitalizing on public support for measures helps drive policy change. Given the strong support for preserving forests, there is an opportunity to mobilize change for more sustainable practices.
- Question wording: If your country increased efforts to preserve forests and end deforestation in your country or overseas specifically to pr event future pandemics while also reducing activities that lead to deforestation, would you support such initiatives?
- Data source: GlobeScan-WWF Report: COVID-19 One Year Later: Public Perceptions about Pandemics and Their Links to Nature