Essential Report

Outcomes of COP26 – Global and local impact

Nov 9, 2021

Q. How confident are you that the UN climate summit (COP26) will result in meaningful changes to address climate change and reduce emissions globally and locally (in Australia)? GLOBALLY

Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Very confident 9% 10% 8% 15% 8% 4% 8% 10% 4% 11%
Fairly confident 27% 26% 28% 30% 34% 17% 31% 29% 32% 12%
Not that confident 34% 32% 36% 32% 29% 41% 39% 32% 32% 37%
Not confident at all 18% 23% 13% 10% 16% 27% 13% 19% 22% 29%
Unsure 13% 9% 16% 13% 13% 11% 9% 9% 10% 10%
TOTAL: Confident 35% 36% 35% 45% 43% 20% 39% 39% 36% 24%
TOTAL: Not confident 52% 55% 49% 42% 44% 68% 52% 51% 55% 66%
Base (n) 1,089 534 555 336 374 379 354 401 106 125

 

Q. How confident are you that the UN climate summit (COP26) will result in meaningful changes to address climate change and reduce emissions globally and locally (in Australia)? LOCALLY

Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Very confident 9% 11% 8% 14% 10% 5% 11% 12% 4% 6%
Fairly confident 28% 28% 27% 31% 32% 22% 24% 38% 17% 27%
Not that confident 30% 26% 33% 28% 25% 36% 34% 27% 30% 25%
Not confident at all 22% 26% 19% 14% 22% 30% 23% 15% 41% 34%
Unsure 11% 8% 13% 13% 11% 9% 9% 8% 8% 8%
TOTAL: Confident 37% 40% 35% 45% 42% 26% 35% 50% 21% 32%
TOTAL: Not confident 52% 52% 52% 42% 47% 65% 56% 42% 72% 59%
Base (n) 1,089 534 555 336 374 379 354 401 106 125
  • Around half of people are not confident that the COP26 summit will result in meaningful change – either globally or locally (both 52%).
  • Those aged over 55 have less confidence in change due to COP26 (68% not confident in global change, 68% not confident in global change, 65% not confident in local change).
  • People voting for the Greens are more confident that COP26 with result in global change than local change (36% to 21%).

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