EIB climate survey: Assessing citizens’ sentiments towards climate change

21 Nov 2018 | Network Updates | Update from European Investment Bank
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Ahead of the global climate conference COP24, taking place in Poland on 3-14 December 2018, the European Investment Bank has launched a first-of-its-kind climate survey, in partnership with the global public opinion company YouGov, to find out how 25 000 citizens feel towards climate change in the European Union, the United States and China.

Discover some visualisations of the first key findings below.


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Climate change seen by EU citizens – the North-South divide

The infographics show citizens’ sentiment towards climate change in the European Union. These highlight a geographical disparity between the North and the South. Southern Europeans are particularly concerned about the impacts of climate change and see it much more as an immediate threat. They also believe it is mostly caused by human activities. On the contrary, northern Europeans are less worried about climate change and less convinced of the impact of human activities.


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Comparing the EU with the USA and China

In terms of levels of concern towards climate change, the EU comes in first, ahead of China and the USA. As for climate change doubters or deniers, they are more likely to be found in the USA, than in the EU or China.


You will find more infographics at EIB


You will find more infographics at EIB


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