Position on Climate Change

Jun 14, 2011

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 Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Nov 09 Dec 10 30 May 11
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 50% 64% 34% 83% 45% 54% 60% 49% 38% 53% 45% 52%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 39% 28% 55% 10% 44% 33% 27% 37% 55% 34% 36% 36%
Don’t know 12% 9% 11% 6% 12% 12% 13% 14% 8% 13% 19% 12%

50% agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 39% believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate. This is little changed since this question was last asked in May.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 60%/27% and those aged 55+ split 38%/55%.

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