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  • At a total sample level, just over half of residents (51%) are ‘very concerned’ about climate change
  • In general, the younger the resident, the more likely they are to be ‘very concerned’ about climate change (65% of 16-24 year olds, 56% of 25-34 year olds)
  • Females, and those earning more than £60k are more likely to be ‘very concerned’ about climate change
  • Less than 10% are ‘not at all concerned’ about climate change across all demographics

Overall, how concerned are you about climate change? - total sample

Weighted base: 1,628

This chart shows that:
51% of residents are very concerned about climate change, 33% are fairly concerned, 12% are not very concerned, and 4% are not at all concerned about climate change

Overall, how concerned are you about climate change? - by age

Weighted base: 16-24: 189 | 25-34: 325 | 35-44: 259 | 45-54: 263 | 55-64: 245 | Over 64: 324

This chart shows that:
Of 16-24 year olds, 65% are very concerned about climate change, 26% are fairly concerned, 8% are not very concerned, and 1% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of 25-34 year olds, 56% are very concerned about climate change, 29% are fairly concerned, 13% are not very concerned, and 2% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of 35-44 year olds, 45% are very concerned about climate change, 33% are fairly concerned, 19% are not very concerned, and 3% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of 45-54 year olds, 54% are very concerned about climate change, 31% are fairly concerned, 10% are not very concerned, and 5% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of 55-64 year olds, 44% are very concerned about climate change, 40% are fairly concerned, 6% are not very concerned, and 9% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of over 64 year olds, 45% are very concerned about climate change, 36% are fairly concerned, 15% are not very concerned, and 5% are not at all concerned about climate change

Overall, how concerned are you about climate change? - by sex

Weighted base: Male: 839 | Female: 789

This chart shows that:
Of male residents, 46% are very concerned about climate change, 31% are fairly concerned, 17% are not very concerned, and 7% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of female residents, 56% are very concerned about climate change, 36% are fairly concerned, 7% are not very concerned, and 1% are not at all concerned about climate change

Overall, how concerned are you about climate change? - by household income

Weighted base: <£19,999: 379 | £20,000-£39,999: 446 | £40,000-£59,999: 275 | >£60,000: 300

This chart shows that:
Of those with a household income of up to £19,999, 50% are very concerned about climate change, 28% are fairly concerned, 17% are not very concerned, and 6% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of those with a household income of £20,000-£39,999, 52% are very concerned about climate change, 33% are fairly concerned, 11% are not very concerned, and 4% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of those with a household income of £40,000-£59,999, 49% are very concerned about climate change, 33% are fairly concerned, 15% are not very concerned, and 3% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of those with a household income of £60,000 or more, 61% are very concerned about climate change, 33% are fairly concerned, 5% are not very concerned, and 1% are not at all concerned about climate change

Overall, how concerned are you about climate change? - by ethnic group

Weighted base: White: 1,410 | Ethnic minority: 178

This chart shows that:
Of those from a white ethnic background, 52% are very concerned about climate change, 34% are fairly concerned, 11% are not very concerned, and 4% are not at all concerned about climate change
Of those from an ethnic minority background, 45% are very concerned about climate change, 24% are fairly concerned, 26% are not very concerned, and 6% are not at all concerned about climate change