Europeans most concerned about climate change

Nearly four out of five EU citizens describe themselves as concerned or alarmed about climate change, according to a new survey carried out by pollsters YouGov for the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Nearly four out of five EU citizens describe themselves as concerned or alarmed about climate change, according to a new survey carried out by pollsters YouGov for the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The poll found that more Europeans were concerned (78%) than citizens of China (65%) or the US (63%), and only 6% of people in Europe are not sure if climate change is happening and 1% deny it, compared to the USA where 14% are sceptical.

Within Europe, Portugal has the most concerned people (93%), followed by Greece and Cyprus (92%). At the other end of the table, just 49% of people in Estonia expressed concern or alarm, behind Netherlands (57%) and latvia (58%).

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