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Mar 13, 2019
Essential Vision

Climate Change

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?

Total Male Female Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Oct 2018 Sep 2017 Aug 2016
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 62% 58% 65% 75% 53% 84% 48% 72% 63% 52% 63% 64% 57%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 27% 29% 24% 16% 38% 7% 41% 16% 24% 39% 25% 24% 26%
Don’t know 12% 12% 11% 10% 9% 9% 12% 12% 13% 9% 13% 12% 17%

62% (down 1% since October last year) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 27% (up 2%pts from 25%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 72%/16% and those aged 55+ split 52%/39%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 71%/22%.

Mar 13, 2019
Essential Vision

Addressing Climate Change

Q. As far as you know, do you think Australia is doing enough, not enough or too much to address climate change?

Total Male Female Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Dec 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2017
Not doing enough 51% 43% 58% 64% 34% 79% 46% 58% 48% 48% 53% 56% 56%
Doing enough 27% 31% 23% 18% 43% 10% 28% 26% 26% 29% 24% 23% 20%
Doing too much 11% 16% 6% 8% 15% 2% 16% 8% 9% 15% 9% 7% 8%
Don’t know 12% 10% 13% 10% 9% 8% 10% 8% 18% 9% 14% 13% 16%

Just over half (51%) think Australia is not doing enough to address climate change. This has not statistically changed from December 2018.

Those people most likely to think Australia was not doing enough include women (58%), Greens voters (79%) and Labor voters (64%).

Dec 4, 2018
Essential Vision

Doing enough to address climate change

Q. As far as you know, do you think Australia is doing enough, not enough or too much to address climate change?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Aug 2015 Mar 2016 Aug 2016 Dec 2016 Sep 2017 Oct 2018
Doing enough 24% 23% 32% 10% 24% 24% 21% 22% 22% 20% 23%
Not doing enough 53% 63% 42% 82% 53% 53% 57% 52% 49% 56% 56%
Doing too much 9% 3% 14% 1% 9% 7% 8% 8% 11% 8% 7%
Don’t know 14% 11% 12% 7% 14% 16% 13% 18% 18% 16% 13%

Just over half (53%) think Australia is not doing enough to address climate change. This has not statistically changed from October 2018.

Those people most likely to think Australia was not doing enough include women (58%), Greens voters (82%) and Labor voters (63%).

Oct 23, 2018
Essential Vision

Climate change

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?       

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2009 Dec 2010 Jun 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Dec 2014 Nov 2015 Aug 2016 Sep 2017
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 63% 73% 57% 78% 47% 53% 45% 50% 48% 52% 57% 56% 57% 64%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 25% 15% 34% 12% 45% 34% 36% 39% 39% 36% 29% 32% 26% 24%
Don’t know 13% 12% 9% 10% 8% 13% 19% 12% 13% 12% 14% 12% 17% 12%

63% (down 1% since September last year) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 25% (up 1%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 66%/19% and those aged 55+ split 56%/37%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 70%/20%.

Oct 23, 2018
Essential Vision

Doing enough to address climate change

Q. As far as you know, do you think Australia is doing enough, not enough or too much to address climate change?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2015 Mar 2016 Aug 2016 Dec 2016 Sep 2017
Doing enough 23%   16% 36% 5% 24%   24% 21% 22% 22% 20%
Not doing enough 56%   69% 45% 88% 45%   53% 57% 52% 49% 56%
Doing too much 7%   3% 9% 2% 21%   7% 8% 8% 11% 8%
Don’t know 13%   12% 10% 5% 9%   16% 13% 18% 18% 16%

56% (no change since September last year) think Australia is not doing enough to address climate change and 23% (up 3%) think Australia is doing enough.

Those most likely to think Australia is not doing enough were aged 18-44 (61%) and university educated (65%).

Liberal National voters were split but were more likely to think the Government was not doing enough (45%).

Aug 14, 2018
Essential Vision

Drought and climate change

Q. Do you think that the current drought across eastern Australia is likely or unlikely to be linked to climate change?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other  
Likely to be linked to climate change 54%   64% 47% 80% 40%  
Unlikely to be linked to climate change 25%   17% 33% 13% 45%  
Don’t know 21%   19% 19% 7% 15%  

 

 

54% think that the current drought is likely to be linked to climate change and 25% think it is unlikely to be linked to climate change.

Those most likely to think it is linked to climate change were Greens voters (80%), Labor voters (64%), aged under 35 (62%) and university educated (62%).

Those thinking it is not linked to climate change were more likely to be other party voters (45%) and aged 65+ (40%).

Sep 19, 2017
Essential Vision

Climate change

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? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2009 Dec 2010 Jun 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Dec 2014 Nov 2015 Aug 2016 Dec 2016 Feb 2017
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 64% 74% 57% 86% 54% 53% 45% 50% 48% 52% 57% 56% 57% 54% 60%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 24% 17% 34% 9% 37% 34% 36% 39% 39% 36% 29% 32% 26% 27% 25%
Don’t know 12% 9% 10% 6% 8% 13% 19% 12% 13% 12% 14% 12% 17% 18% 14%

60% (up 4% since February) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 24% (down 1%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate.

 

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 68%/18% and those aged 55+ split 54%/36%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 72%/18%.

Sep 19, 2017
Essential Vision

Doing enough to address climate change

Q. As far as you know, do you think Australia is doing enough, not enough or too much to address climate change?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Climate change is happen-ing   Aug 2015 Mar 2016 Aug 2016 Dec 2016
Doing enough 20%   17% 30% 4% 21%   15%   24% 21% 22% 22%
Not doing enough 56%   69% 42% 89% 48%   75%   53% 57% 52% 49%
Doing too much 8%   2% 13% 1% 18%   2%   7% 8% 8% 11%
Don’t know 16%   12% 15% 6% 14%   8%   16% 13% 18% 18%

 

56% (up 7% since December) think Australia is not doing enough to address climate change and 20% (down 2%) think Australia is doing enough.

 

Those most likely to think Australia is not doing enough were aged 18-34 (60%) and university educated (62%).

 

Of those who believe climate change is happening, 75% think Australia is not doing enough.

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