Insight of the Week: Concern about Climate Change Is High across the World

People in all 31 countries and territories surveyed express high levels of concern about the changing climate, with overwhelming majorities everywhere seeing climate change as at least “somewhat serious.”

Latin Americans and people in Southern Europe tend to be the most concerned about climate change. Perceived seriousness is lowest in Australia, Russia, and the USA, yet even in these countries, eight in ten people view climate change as a serious issue.

These findings demonstrate a backdrop of public support for an ambitious outcome at the COP26 climate negotiations in the UK in November.

Data source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people in the general public in July 2021)