Auckland, 11 August 2022 – The latest Ipsos Global Advisor study found that the vast majority of New Zealanders recognise that cycling plays an important role in the reduction of carbon emissions (84%) and traffic reduction (73%). However, 42% of New Zealanders are still more likely to use their own car than any other mode of transport for short distance trips, with only 7% saying that they would use their bike.
In a new global survey of 23,577 adults aged 16 – 74 in 31 countries, Ipsos found that climate change is a regular concern for half of people across a global country average. Concern is notably higher in Latin American countries, with Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Italy all leading the way as those who think about the effects of climate change on their countries most frequently. Conversely Great Britain ranks in the bottom five countries who don’t think about climate change as much, beaten only by Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and China.