(April 19, 2011) A new Ipsos poll shows that Canadians fear climate change more than residents of any other western country.
Canadians are the world’s seventh most fearful of climate change, and the most fearful among the western countries, according to a just released Ipsos Mori poll of 24 nations. The six more fearful countries include five that are developing or newly developed (Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Korea) and one that is developed (Japan).
The western countries whose citizens fear global warming least are, in order of their dismissal of the issue: Great Britain, the United States, Italy, Belgium and Sweden.
The Ipsos Mori poll asked people to list the environmental problems most in need of government attention: “In your view, what are the three most important environmental issues facing [your country] today? That is, the top environmental issues you feel should receive the greatest attention from your local leaders?”
For the Ipsos Mori presentation showing how all the countries compare with each other on a host of environmental issues, click here. To see the detailed questions and breakdowns by demographic factors such as gender, age, and education, click here.