Climate of the Nation 2013

Synopsis

Jul 10, 2013 - 3:32pm

Climate of the Nation 2013 benchmarks Australian attitudes to climate change, related policies and solutions. In mid-2013 the report found that two-thirds of Australians accept that climate change is real as well as a growing understanding that climate impacts are already occurring, no longer just threats for the future.

The report also finds that there is no foundation for claims that the forthcoming Federal election is a “referendum on the carbon tax”, and that a growing majority of Australians think that our country should be a leader in finding climate solutions - a number that is up for the first time since 2007, when The Climate Institute first started tracking public attitudes towards climate change.

Here you can find the full report as well as detailed factsheets, infographics and VoxPop videos of people on the street in Sydney talking about climate change. Also available are results from later election day exit polling

To access the main report's media release click here.

Climate of the Nation 2013 Cover
Read Report
CoN2013 Feature Image Vox
How do Australians feel about climate change? Kristina Stefanova explains.
Researcher John Scales on the climate change and carbon pricing journey.
John Connor speaks with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National about the key findings.
Summarising Australians' concerns about climate change, following the Climate of the Nation 2013 survey.
A series of portraits and interviews by Michael Hall from around New South Wales.
Review or download the key findings of Climate of the Nation 2013 on SlideShare.

 Factsheets


Preferred Energy Sources
 (PDF 60KB)
This factsheet looks at Australians' preferred energy sources.

Demographic Highlights (PDF 51KB)
This factsheet provides some insights into male vs female attitudes and explores differences at how younger and older generations view climate change.  

Concern About Impacts of Climate Change (PDF 75KB)
This factsheet looks at regional differences on attitudes towards various impacts.

Responsibilities, Performance and Carbon Pricing (PDF 63KB)
This factsheet looks at who Australians think is responsible for leading action on climate change and how those groups are performing. Political parties' performance is discussed.

 

 Other Videos


Climate of the Nation 2012
- Overview

The Climate Institute's CEO John Connor discusses the report's key findings.

Climate of the Nation 2012 - Polling Review
Stuart Clark of Ipsos Social Research Institute discusses the quantitative (polling) approach and key findings.

 

Presentation

 

Review or download the key findings on SlideShare.

 

Qualitative + Quantitative Background

Key quantitative questions behind Climate of the Nation 2012, from polling conducted by Ipsos Social Research Institute.

Final qualitative report underpinning Climate of the Nation 2012, conducted by JWS Research.

 

 Thanks  

 
This project was conducted in partnership with Pacific Hydro. The text contributions by Net Balance and GE are also appreciated. 

- See more at: http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/climate-of-the-nation-2012.html/section/479#sthash.SeHhoSKV.dpuf

 Factsheets


Preferred Energy Sources
 (PDF 60KB)
This factsheet looks at Australians' preferred energy sources.

Demographic Highlights (PDF 51KB)
This factsheet provides some insights into male vs female attitudes and explores differences at how younger and older generations view climate change.  

Concern About Impacts of Climate Change (PDF 75KB)
This factsheet looks at regional differences on attitudes towards various impacts.

Responsibilities, Performance and Carbon Pricing (PDF 63KB)
This factsheet looks at who Australians think is responsible for leading action on climate change and how those groups are performing. Political parties' performance is discussed.

 

 Other Videos


Climate of the Nation 2012
- Overview

The Climate Institute's CEO John Connor discusses the report's key findings.

Climate of the Nation 2012 - Polling Review
Stuart Clark of Ipsos Social Research Institute discusses the quantitative (polling) approach and key findings.

 

Presentation

 

Review or download the key findings on SlideShare.

 

Qualitative + Quantitative Background

Key quantitative questions behind Climate of the Nation 2012, from polling conducted by Ipsos Social Research Institute.

Final qualitative report underpinning Climate of the Nation 2012, conducted by JWS Research.

 

 Thanks  

 
This project was conducted in partnership with Pacific Hydro. The text contributions by Net Balance and GE are also appreciated. 

- See more at: http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/climate-of-the-nation-2012.html/section/479#sthash.SeHhoSKV.dpuf

Factsheets & Background 

Views on Carbon Pricing (250KB, PDF)
Factsheet exploring in detail Australians' views on carbon pricing and its future. 

Ideal Energy Mix  (600KB, PDF)
Factsheet looking at Australians' preferred energy sources.

Demographic Highlights (1.4MB, PDF)
Factsheet that provides insights into male vs female attitudes and explores differences at how younger and older generations view climate change.  

Geographic Differences on Climate Change and Carbon Pricing Views (800KB, PDF)
Factsheet outlining geographic differences in attitudes towards climate change, its impacts and towards carbon pricing and renewable energy.

Responsibility and Performance (400KB, PDF)
Factsheet examining who Australians think is responsible for leading action on climate change and how those groups are performing. Political parties' performance is discussed.

Quantitative Survey   (PDF)
Full questionnaire behind the  Climate of the Nation 2013  results. 

Election Day Exit Polling  (PDF)
Factsheet detailing the findings of Election Day exit polling.  

 Thanks  

This project was conducted with support from:

  • Dara Fund No. 2 (a sub fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
  • Digger and Shirley Martin Environment Fund
  • Poola Charitable Foundation (Tom Kantor Fund)
  • European Climate Foundation
        

We would also like to acknowledge the support of Michael and Silvia Kantor and the Nelson Meers Foundation towards our Creative Fellowship, through which we have the striking imagery of photographer Michael Hall.

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