Climate change

Sep 19, 2017

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   Nov 2009 Dec 2010 Jun 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Dec 2014 Nov 2015 Aug 2016 Dec 2016 Feb 2017
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 64% 74% 57% 86% 54% 53% 45% 50% 48% 52% 57% 56% 57% 54% 60%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 24% 17% 34% 9% 37% 34% 36% 39% 39% 36% 29% 32% 26% 27% 25%
Don’t know 12% 9% 10% 6% 8% 13% 19% 12% 13% 12% 14% 12% 17% 18% 14%

60% (up 4% since February) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 24% (down 1%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate.

 

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 68%/18% and those aged 55+ split 54%/36%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 72%/18%.

Leave a comment

Sign up for updates

Receive our weekly Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.