What does the average American know about the environment? Unfortunately, not enough. For ten years, the National Environmental Education Foundation has been conducting surveys about environmental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs. The surveys have demonstrated that while most people think they know a fair amount about the environment, the average American gets only 3 out of 10 basic environmental knowledge questions correct. A summary of the ten years of national study may be found at: http://www.neefusa.org/pdf/ELR2005.pdf
So how does Kansas compare to the rest of the country? Unfortunately, Kansans are about on par with the nation. More detailed information is found in the report available for download below.