Investors overwhelmingly believe that environmental issues offer tremendous long-term investing opportunities, Allianz Global Investors found in a survey of 1,264 adults with household financial assets of at least $100,000 in December.

Seventy-eight percent said the nation is likely to see more environmentally friendly policies in the first year of the Obama Administration than in the entire eight years of the Bush Administration. Another 74% said they believe Congress is now more supportive of investing in environmental technologies than before. Ninety-one percent said that finding solutions to environmental problems will be a major issue for years to come, and as for the time being, 64% said the environment is the most attractive of 10 investment secotrs.

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