Insight of the Week: People Hold Governments Most Responsible for Addressing Climate Change

Ahead of Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, recent GlobeScan data supports the call to those in power to take decisive action on climate change. A majority of people across 31 countries and territories believe that governments, followed by companies and international bodies like the UN, are the most responsible for addressing climate change. 

After governments, companies have an opportunity to rise to the public’s expectations by helping unlock ambitious public policies through advocacy. Read more in our new report with WWF “Joint Advocacy for Sustainability.“

Countries and territories in this survey include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, and Vietnam​

Source: GlobeScan Radar Trends Report (survey of 29,565 people in the general public in July ‒ August 2023)​