New Zealanders' views on Climate Change and Covid-19

The Ipsos Global Advisor Study regularly asks respondents from around the world, including New Zealand, for their views on different topics. Recently, Ipsos conducted a study to understand perceptions around key environmental issues facing different countries, willingness to make personal changes to combat climate change and expectations from the government the research also explored climate change as an issue in the context of a world facing the COVID-19 crisis. Over 20,000 men and women across 29 countries were surveyed. In New Zealand, 559 people aged 18–74 participated in this survey and expressed their views on this subject.

The author(s)

  • Carin Hercock Managing Director
  • Amanda Dudding Director, Public Affairs Research
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Sixty-three percent of New Zealanders feel that if the government does not act now to combat climate change, it will be failing the people of this country.

Globally, some countries like France (77%), Spain (74%), Italy (71%) and Great Britain (70%) have expressed stronger views on this matter compared to New Zealand.

Additionally, about two thirds of New Zealanders (65%) believe that climate change in the long-term is as serious a crisis as COVID-19 is (65% cf. 71% global; Australia 59%).

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The author(s)

  • Carin Hercock Managing Director
  • Amanda Dudding Director, Public Affairs Research