NZ Attitudes and Behaviours towards Climate Change
Auckland, 25 July 2022 – Among the 32 countries surveyed by Ipsos, New Zealand is most worried about the impact of climate change around the world with the majority (81%) of New Zealanders expressing concerns about the impacts of climate change that can already be seen in other countries
The Ipsos Global Advisor Study regularly asks respondents from around the world, including New Zealand, for their views on different topics. Ipsos has conducted this 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 people’s perceptions of different climate change action and their effectiveness in reducing emissions. More than 20,000 people across 31 countries were surveyed. In New Zealand, 1,003 people aged 18+ participated in this survey.
Compared to last year, significantly more New Zealanders recognise that individuals, businesses and the government need to act now:
- 65% stated that if the government does not act now to combat climate change, it will be failing the people of New Zealand (from 57% last year)
- 70% stated that if businesses do not act now, they will be failing their employees and customers (up from 60% in 2021)
- 73% stated that if individuals like me do not act now, we will be failing future generations (up from 62%)
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