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Christian Aid – Climate justice and race

Public poll about their attitudes towards climate justice and racial inequality.

  • 26% of Brits think that Black, Asian and Arab people are the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, more intense storms, food insecurity and poor air quality.
  • This compares to 31% of Brits who think that white people are most vulnerable and 28% of Brits who think that all ethnic groups are equally as vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change.
  • A third (33%) of Brits think that climate change disproportionately impacts black and brown people across the world. The same proportion (33%) think that the UK’s climate change movement is not racially diverse.
  • Three in five (61%) Brits say they are concerned about climate change compared to half (51%) who are concerned about racism and racial inequality.
  • Only 36% of Brits think that the UK Government is currently investing adequate levels of resource and funding to tackle systemic racism and racial inequality. A similar proportion (34%) think the same about the Government’s investment in tackling climate change.
  • Both those concerned about climate change (58% vs 31%) and those concerned about racism and racial inequality (72% vs 16%) are significantly more likely than those not to agree that tackling racism and racial inequality in the UK should receive the same level of political attention as climate change.

Date Published: 01/07/2020

Client: Christian Aid


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,052 GB adults aged 18+ online between 12th and 14th June 2020. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of all GB adults by key demographic characteristics including 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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