Essential Report

Concern about climate change

Mar 24, 2015

Q. Over the last 2 years, have you become more concerned or less concerned about the environmental effects of global warming or do you feel about the same as you did 2 years ago?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Sep 14

Dec 14

Total more concerned

52%

63%

41%

76%

36%

52%

51%

Total less concerned

8%

6%

11%

7%

11%

9%

9%

Much more concerned

19%

24%

10%

46%

13%

22%

21%

A little more concerned

33%

39%

31%

30%

23%

30%

30%

About the same

37%

30%

45%

17%

49%

35%

35%

A little less concerned

5%

4%

7%

3%

4%

6%

6%

Much less concerned

3%

2%

4%

4%

7%

3%

3%

Don’t know

5%

2%

3%

4%

4%

5%

52% say they have become more concerned about the environmental effects of global warming over the last two years and 8% have become less concerned – 37% feel about the same.

These results are very similar to those when this question was asked in December.

Those most likely to have become more concerned were Labor voters (63%), Greens voters (76%) and people with university degrees (58%).

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