72 %

There’s been a very large increase in the number of people for whom global warming is a very or fairly serious threat with 72% agreeing in January 2020, up from 56% of respondents in 2008.

Concern about the environment rose while the bushfires of 2019-2020 burned. Nearly half of those surveyed reported aspects of the environment as the most or second most important issue facing Australia, a figure up 8% from October 2019. Concern about specific issues such as biodiversity loss rose, as well as the number of people feeling global warming will have a specific effect on them.