Public perceptions of climate change and policy action in the UK, China, Sweden and Brazil What do people believe?
22 October 2021
Public perceptions of climate change and policy action in the UK, China, Sweden and Brazil The following infographics show results from socioeconomic status to ensure that the sample is an online survey conducted between 28th August– representative of the respective country’s population. [...] 2020: 39% 2020: 46% 2020: 73% 2020: 34% People in Brazil are more worried about climate change, have higher risk perception and feel a higher urgency for climate action than people in the UK, China and Sweden. [...] think that we already feel the effects of climate change and that it requires urgent and drastic action We are A high or You & People in less your family developed already extremely countries feeling high level Your country the effects of urgency as a whole 33% 48% 64% 64% 58% 19% 37% 68% 63% 55% 54% 80% 86% 84% 85% 30% 43% 57% 65% 56% In Sweden only 19% of people feel that climate change is a ver. [...] High levels of Across all four Citizen assemblies support for drastic countries there is are perceived as a measures on diet, majority support for good political strategy transport, heating the Paris Agreement in the UK, China and consumption to limit global temperature and Brazil but is less in all four countries. [...] through citizen assemblies)? y/tend to nd nd ndgl s ly /te to s ly/te tou g u s ly /te to s n p n p ng up ng up 51% 35% 84% 76% How will it happen? Climate action is seen as a joint responsibility between individuals, businesses and industry and government Government action is seen as the first step towards change in the UK, Sweden and China by most people, followed by individual behaviour change.