Poll reveals uncertainty over safety of US water supply
I have written several times about the potential for water contamination in any water supply system at any time.
Contaminated water is a fact and it appears that about half of Americans are concerned about the safety of our water supply.
I believe that many of those who are not so confident in our water supply are not filtering their water. Our water suppliers in the U.S. are generally doing an outstanding job in providing safe water to our homes. However, as I have pointed out in several articles, things can and do go wrong (think Flint, Michigan).
Here are the results of a poll taken by Associated Press-GfK that shows trust of many is weakening:
“WASHINGTON — June 15, 2016 — An Associated Press-GfK poll found that only about half of Americans are very confident in the safety of their water supply. The poll revealed that trust is weakest among minorities and people with lower incomes.
Overall, 47 percent of U.S. adults questioned said they are extremely or very confident about the safety of their drinking water, while another 33 percent feel moderately confident and 18 percent are not very confident or not at all.
A closer look at the figures reveals that 40 percent of African Americans polled and 28 percent of Hispanics were less likely than whites (54 percent) to be very confident in the safety of their water. Less than 40 percent of households with an annual income below $50,000 are very confident, the Associated Press reported.
Overall, half of those polled said the federal government should do more to ensure safe drinking water, while 40 percent said the government’s current role is about right.
Poll results also showed that more than 60 percent of blacks and Hispanics believe the federal government should do more, compared to 44 percent of whites. And almost 60 percent of households earning less than $50,000 want the government to do more, compared to only 40 percent of households making more than $100,000.”
I believe it is very telling that many Americans are just not sure about the safety of our water supply.
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