Results of the Survey of Public Opinion on Climate Change

Results of the Survey of Public Opinion on Climate Change

The results of the survey of Public Opinion on climate change indicates that:
  1. all with more than 50% of respondents in favour.Climate Change is the third most mentioned issue of concern for respondents to a recent poll conducted by Opinium on behalf of Better Statistics– with a score of 32% of respondents concerned about global warming it is behind cost of living (75%) and immigration (39%).

    50% say that climate change is mainly man made.

    Contrary to popular myth (but in line with other polling evidence) global warming is not an issue of greater concern for younger people than older people nor are they   more likely to accept climate change is man-made.

     

     

    Age

    18-34

    35-49

    60-64

    65+

    Mention as concern  ( %)

    29

    34

    31

    33

    Mainly man made (%)

    44

    54

    54

    51

    The top five most popular remedies for combatting the change are:

     

    NET: In favour
    Subsidising the cost of insulating people’s homes 72%
    Taxing companies on the basis of the amount of carbon they release into the atmosphere 67%
    Subsidising the cost of travelling by bus or train 66%
    Subsidising the cost of building wind turbines 59%
    Subsidising the cost of replacing gas boilers in people’s homes with heat pumps 51%

    all with more than 50% of respondents in favour.

    For the full results go HERE

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