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Bright Blue – Biodiversity Research – July 2021

Polling amongst English adults on climate change and the natural environment.

  • At an overall level climate change (20%)and issues surrounding natural environments (14%) are relatively small concerns for people, compared to things like Covid-19 (53%) and the NHS / healthcare (41%)
  • Climate change is seen a more of a global, international issue than a domestic, UK issue. Nevertheless, climate change is still considered the second biggest threat to natural environments in the UK.
  • There is a correlation between the most valued natural environment and the ones perceived to be the best quality. On average 4 in 10 people would be willing to pay to visit natural environments if the money spend went to protecting and enhancing that environment.
  • Only 3 in 10 believe that the UK Government is doing enough to protect natural environments.

Date Published: 27/07/2021

Categories: Energy | Public and communities | Social

Client: Bright Blue

Methodology

Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,148 adults in England online from the 25th March to the 30th March 2021. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of the UK by age, gender, region, and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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