17th Ipsos NZ Issues Monitor - June 2022
The latest Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor finds that Inflation / cost of living continues to be the number one issue facing New Zealanders. In addition, New Zealanders’ ratings of the Government’s performance continues to decline after reaching all time high levels during the first major lockdown. Ratings have dipped below pre-COVID-19 levels and are now similar with levels at the beginning of their first term in.
Earth Day 2022: few can correctly identify actions which are best at cutting carbon emissions
New research by Ipsos shows people around the world are not very likely to make environmentally friendly changes that would have the most impact on cutting carbon emissions. Less than half say they are likely to make changes such as eating fewer dairy products (41%), eating less meat (44%), changing their household heating system to a low carbon system (44%), despite these being some of the most effective ways in cutting carbon emissions.
Earth Day 2022: awareness of government actions to combat climate change is low in most countries despite high level of concern
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.