Climate of the Nation 2015 Attitudes to climate change

Synopsis

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:01am

Since 2007, The Climate Institute has produced Climate of the Nation research capturing the nation's pulse on attitudes to climate change. This year's results show an increasing awareness and concern about the impacts of climate change and the country’s future energy mix amid the intensifying political debate.

More Australians trust the science that says climate change is caused by human activities.

The findings provide a critical opportunity for the Abbott government to better reflect public sentiment on climate change in its upcoming announcement on Australia’s post-2020 carbon pollution reduction target. More think that "the Abbott government should take climate change more seriously” and there is a strong expectation for government to regulate carbon pollution, move to phase out aging coal power stations, and invest in renewable energy.

Click here for the report press release.

Read Report
Hero Graphic Climate of the Nation 2015
Australian views on climate policy, politics and leadership
Australian views on preferred energy mix and the drive to phase out coal power generation.
Key demographic divergence of views on climate change, its causes and solutions/
Download the Executive Summary for Climate of the Nation 2015.
Download a SlideShare presentation on the latest public opinion polling.
Is ignoring climate change an option or does it increase the risk of the situation getting worse?

 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

 Thanks  

This project is only possible thanks to the generous support from:

  • Grant Mathews/Curlew Fund (a sub fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
  • Hamer Family Fund (a sub fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
  • Mullum Trust (a sub fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
  • Stephen Whately

Background materials

 

Questionnaire behind Climate of the Nation 2015 research (PDF)

Results tables (PDF)

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