Position on Climate Change

Oct 15, 2012

Q. Do you believe that there is fairly conclusive evidence that climate change is happening and caused by human activity or do you believe that the evidence is still not in and we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate which happens from time to time?

 

Nov 09

Dec 10

30 May 11

14 Jun 11

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity

53%

45%

52%

50%

48%

67%

30%

83%

We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate

34%

36%

36%

39%

39%

24%

58%

10%

Don’t know

13%

19%

12%

12%

13%

9%

13%

8%

48% agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 39% believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate. This is little changed since this question was previously asked in June last year.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 57%/27% and those aged 55+ split 37%/55%.