Climate Change

Mar 13, 2019

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 Male Female Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Oct 2018 Sep 2017 Aug 2016
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 62% 58% 65% 75% 53% 84% 48% 72% 63% 52% 63% 64% 57%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 27% 29% 24% 16% 38% 7% 41% 16% 24% 39% 25% 24% 26%
Don’t know 12% 12% 11% 10% 9% 9% 12% 12% 13% 9% 13% 12% 17%

62% (down 1% since October last year) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 27% (up 2%pts from 25%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 72%/16% and those aged 55+ split 52%/39%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 71%/22%.

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