Relative concern for the climate change

Mar 31, 2020

Q. Considering everything which has happened so far this year, are you now more or less concerned about the impact of climate change than you were a year ago?

    Gender Age Group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
More concerned about the impact of climate change 31% 32% 30% 41% 27% 27% 34% 25%
No more or less concerned about the impact of climate change 53% 49% 56% 45% 56% 56% 50% 58%
Less concerned about the impact of climate change 16% 19% 14% 14% 17% 17% 16% 17%
Base (n) 1,086 539 547 341 362 383 727 359

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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