The Scottish Household Survey 2015 shows an increase in the number of people who view climate change as an immediate and urgent problem, but it is a mixed picture as there has been a decrease in the number of people concerned about it’s impact:
Half of adults (50 per cent) view climate change as an immediate and urgent problem, an increase of 5 percentage points compared with 2014 (45 per cent). Concern about climate change remains lowest among the youngest and oldest age groups, but increased among the 16-24 age group in 2015.
Over half of adults (63 per cent) perceive a value in doing things to help the environment even if others do not do the same. However this proportion is lower compared with findings from 2008 (68 per cent).
Just over half of adults (54 per cent) believe that their behaviour and lifestyle contribute to climate change, an increase compared with findings from 2008 (48 per cent).
Over three quarters of adults (77 per cent) consider that climate change will have an impact on Scotland as well as on other countries. However this represents a decrease compared with 2008 (85 per cent).
73 per cent of adults consider that they understand what actions people like themselves should take to help tackle climate change.
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