Survey Trends

The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Index survey reveals insights into the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of residents in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Social, political, and environmental conditions have changed significantly since the first survey was administered in 2017. The ongoing impacts of these changes—to our climate, public health, and civic life—have likely played a role in the trends we see here. Advocates’ public outreach and behavior change efforts have also contributed to the trends shown in the data.