A strong majority of New Zealanders are concerned about climate change and taking actions that reduce household emissions, according to a recent survey.
Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, an independent, not-for-profit research institute, and Victoria University of Wellington designed the survey of about 2200 New Zealanders aged 18+. The survey was conducted by Horizon Research Limited from 28 July to 1 September 2014 with support from the Sustainable Business Council.
The survey showed that at least 87% of New Zealanders are at least somewhat concerned about the effects of climate change on society in general.
63% are concerned or very concerned about the societal effects of climate change and 58% are concerned or very concerned about the personal effects.
CitationLeining, Catherine and Scott White. 2015. "From Fact to Act: New Zealanders’ Beliefs and Actions on Climate Change," Motu Note 19, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.