According to a poll, Ipsos has recorded that 2 out of 3 people on average, across 31 different countries, are concerned about the effects of climate change. Due to the impacts that are occurring in their own countries.
2 out of 3 people on average, across 31 different countries, are concerned about the effects of climate change.
The use of fossil fuels is also becoming a major concern worldwide, as the World Economic Forum, working alongside Ipsos, found that in a recent poll, taken from 30 countries, 84% thought it was very or somewhat important for their countries to prioritise moving away from fossil fuels.
There have been a number of polls and surveys taken around the world on how individuals want to change their own lives to lower their personal carbon footprints. Many of these individuals claimed that they wanted to make significant changes to their lives, such as through eating less meat. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 80% of the people they have surveyed are already making eco-friendly changes to their lives.
Ipsos have recently carried out a survey, the Ipsos Political Monitor in July (2022), which outlines that many people in Britain are seriously concerned about the effects of climate change. The British public were asked when they will start feeling these effects and a staggering 72% stated that they could already feel them.
In 2019, 26% of those Ipsos surveyed believed that the hot weather of that year was due to climate change caused by human activity. For this year, 2022, this has increased to 40%, this is due to the recent heatwaves the UK has seen where temperatures rose to record breaking levels, causing infrastructure damage, wildfires and an increase in heat-related emergencies.
Over 50% of those surveyed believe that the UK Government should bring forward their net zero goal, and that we should reach this net zero target before 2050.