Drought and climate change

Aug 14, 2018

Q. Do you think that the current drought across eastern Australia is likely or unlikely to be linked to climate change?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other  
Likely to be linked to climate change 54%   64% 47% 80% 40%  
Unlikely to be linked to climate change 25%   17% 33% 13% 45%  
Don’t know 21%   19% 19% 7% 15%  

 

 

54% think that the current drought is likely to be linked to climate change and 25% think it is unlikely to be linked to climate change.

Those most likely to think it is linked to climate change were Greens voters (80%), Labor voters (64%), aged under 35 (62%) and university educated (62%).

Those thinking it is not linked to climate change were more likely to be other party voters (45%) and aged 65+ (40%).

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