Climate change

Nov 24, 2015

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

 

 

Jun 2011

Oct 2012

Oct 2013

Dec 2014

Mar 2015

Jul 2015

Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity

56%

72%

42%

88%

49%

 

 

50%

48%

52%

57%

54%

56%

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

32%

20%

48%

8%

40%

 

 

39%

39%

36%

29%

31%

31%

Don’t know

12%

8%

11%

4%

11%

 

 

12%

13%

12%

14%

15%

12%

56% (no change since July) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 32% (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 64%/23% and those aged 55+ split 47%/46%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 64%/26%.

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