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).
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.
2017 French Presidential Elections: Le Pen, Macron and Fillon take to the podium (March 28)
With only four weeks until the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen leads the field in the latest Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll conducted on behalf of our media partners France Télévisions and Radio France. One in four likely voters say they support the National Front Party candidate, followed closely by Emmanuel Macron with 24% of likely voters, and François Fillon (18%.) Jean-Luc Mélenchon trails with 14% of likely voters, followed by Benoît Hamon (12%) and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (3.5%.) None of the other candidates received more than 1% voting support.
60 Years of ‘Europe’ – a Success Story?
Global study shows many around the world see merits of European project, but support under pressure in core Member States. 60 years ago, on 25 March 1957, Belgium, France, West-Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community, the legal basis of today’s European Union (EU).
2017 US Politics - President Trump is at in a Dead Heat With 47% Approving (March 22)
Healthcare once again beats out all other issues as the dominant concern for Americans (16%). Number two on the issues of concern list is the economy, coming in at 13%. For anyone who had “morality” in their bracket, we’re sorry to say that you’re probably not going to be pleased with the final four.