The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about their attitudes to climate change. Results show support for a wide range of ambitious climate policies and broad agreement that climate change is serious and can and should be addressed. What’s more, the support is present across Australia, rather than being focused in particular states.
- 60% of Victorians and 57% of Queenslanders agreed that Australia is facing a climate change emergency and should take emergency action (58% nationwide).
- More respondents in Queensland (56%) than Victoria (51%) support the Government mobilising climate efforts like they mobilised everyone during the world wars.
- Less than a third of voters (28%) agreed that what Australia does on climate change will make no difference.