Essential Report

Action on climate change

Nov 3, 2015

Q. In your opinion, do world leaders need to act to prevent the world’s population from being impacted by climate change?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Yes, they need to act now, without delay

49%

60%

36%

83%

43%

Yes, they need to act in the next 12 months

11%

14%

13%

7%

8%

Yes, they need to act in the next 5 years

12%

9%

16%

8%

10%

Yes, they need to act in the next 10 years

5%

3%

6%

7%

No, they don’t need to act

9%

4%

15%

1%

13%

Don’t know

14%

9%

14%

19%

60% think that the world leaders need to act on climate change now or in the next 12 months.

Those most likely to support action within the next 12 months were Greens voters (90%) Labor voters (74%), aged under 35 (67%) and university educated (71%).

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