The survey repeated questions about broad belief in and concern around climate change, adding additional trend data to previous UK climate change surveys, and new international comparator data. It also explored views of various domestic and international climate policies, including energy sources, and the individual and national socio-political values that may underlie perceptions of climate change.
The survey found that over 80% in all four countries believe climate change is happening, and 60% believe that we are already feeling the effects of climate change. Just 24% to 35% believe there is strong scientific consensus on climate change.
There is broad support in all four countries for being part of the Paris international climate change agreement, and for using public money to help both their own and developing countries deal with the impacts of climate change, and to subsidise renewable energy sources. Most do not agree that climate change is one of the causes of the high number of refugees coming to Europe. That said, 30% (in the UK), 37% (in France), 39% (in Germany) and 57% (in Norway) think that climate change will lead to more migration to their country in the future.
The study was co-ordinated by Cardiff University in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart in Germany, Institut Symlog in France, the University of Bergen and the Rokkan Centre in Norway, and Climate Outreach in the UK.
The study comprised four identical nationally representative surveys of people aged 15+ conducted in the UK (n=1,033 interviews), Germany (1,001) and France (1,010) and by telephone in Norway (1,004).
Future Cities Dialogue in the UK
The Future Cities Dialogue engaged urban citizens in possible future urban scenarios. Citizen feedback on their preferences and priorities for future urban living is feeding into Innovate UK’s broader work on future urban systems integration and understanding and identifying the market opportunities this generates.
Australians Want More Action on Climate Change – Annual Ipsos Climate Change Report
Australians willing to spend taxpayer money on projects to combat climate change. The 2016 edition is the tenth consecutive year we have asked Australians their views on environmental topics with a focus on climate change.
[EVENT] Unmet Need for Social Care in the UK
With care for older people rising up the policy agenda and generating widespread debate, we invite you to come on July 20 and hear the findings of our research project exploring unmet need for adult social care for older people and discuss the implications with our panel.
[EVENT] CAR 2017 - How to Use Polls and Rankings
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