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Scottish household survey 2017: climate change topic report

Published: 4 Sep 2018

Key findings on climate change from the Scottish Household Survey 2017.

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18 page PDF

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Scottish household survey 2017: climate change topic report
Attitudes to climate change as a problem by age

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Attitudes to climate change as a problem by age

Since 2013, the greatest increase in concern has been among the youngest age group, aged 16-24. The lowest level of concern is amongst adults aged 75+.

The greatest increase in concern about climate change is among adults aged 16-24.

The perception of climate change as an immediate and urgent problem continues to vary by age. It is highest among age groups 25-34 and 35–44, and has been consistently lowest among the oldest age group, 75+. While this perception increased among all age groups over time, the largest increase occurred among the youngest age group. The proportion of 16-24 year olds who view climate change as an immediate problem increased by over half between 2013 and 2017, from 38 per cent to 58 per cent.

Climate change is an immediate and urgent problem by age
Base (minimum): 210

Climate change is an immediate and urgent problem by age - Base (minimum): 210

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