August 15, 2018
The City of Edmonton conducted its second annual Climate Change & Energy Perceptions Survey and the results are in: 7 out of 10 Edmontonians are concerned about climate change and agree that action needs to be taken now.
The survey, conducted by Corporate Research Associates, asked Edmontonians about their perceptions and attitudes about climate change, whether they supported taking action, and what they consider to be barriers to taking action in climate change.
Some key findings from the survey include:
- 73 per cent of Edmontonians are concerned about climate change and 72 per cent agree on the need to take action now.
- 43 per cent indicated becoming more supportive of taking action on climate change in the last year.
- 62 per cent of Edmontonians are personally taking action to prevent climate change and 65 per cent want to do more.
“The Climate Change & Energy Perceptions Survey is an important tool to gauge citizen attitudes toward climate resilience, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and more,” said Andrea Soler, Senior Community Strategist at the City of Edmonton. “By conducting it every year, we can monitor how the City’s programs and outreach strategy are performing and adjust accordingly to provide Edmontonians with the best possible programs and services.”