Climate change

Jun 17, 2014

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 09

Dec 10

Jun 11

Oct 12

Oct 13

Jan 14

Apr 14

Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity

53%

69%

31%

88%

44%

53%

45%

50%

48%

52%

51%

56%

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

35%

20%

57%

11%

43%

34%

36%

39%

39%

36%

39%

34%

Don’t know

12%

11%

12%

1%

13%

13%

19%

12%

13%

12%

11%

10%

53% (down 3% since April) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 35% (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 61%/23% and those aged 55+ split 42%/48%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 62%/27%.

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