Homeowner Knowledge and Support of Pollinators

2020 National Survey

Homeowner Attitudes

  • Half consider taking care of nature to be important.
  • 34% believe insect biodiversity is important.
  • One-quarter think pollinators are declining.
  • 32% are willing to make changes in their yard to support pollinators.
  • One-third agree with their neighbors making changes in their yard.

Honeybees vs. Other Pollinators

CapturePNG 40% of homeowners can identify a honeybee.

Capture2PNG23% are concerned about pollinators other than honeybees.

Capture3PNG19% consider honeybees more important because they make honey.


Yard Use and Maintenance

Important Aspects of Yard Maintenance


Trends and Potential Yard Changes

  • 9% purchased pollinator friendly plants
  • One-third applied pesticides to their yard
  • 45% would plant six pollinator-friendly plants
  • 29% would allow more flowering weeds
  • One-quarter would stop using pesticides entirely
  • 57% support their neighbor planting six pollinator friendly plants

1,321 Survey Participants

Female 59%
Male 41%
White 84%
Black 8%
Other 8%
14-34 8.7%
35-54 34.6%
55+ 56.6

Prepared by Ana Gutierrez. For more information contact Dr. Jerrod Penn (jpenn@agcenter.lsu.edu) or Dr. Jonathan Larson (jonathan.larson@uky.edu).

1/12/2021 3:47:33 PM
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