Two thirds of the Dutch population think that people are partly or fully responsible for climate change. This is apparent this week from a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
- 67 percent acknowledge climate change
- 25 percent have doubts about climate change
- 8 percent deny climate change
The Motivaction research agency has conducted a representative sample of 2,478 people for the study. 43 percent of them think that climate change is partly caused by humans, 24 percent even as a whole.
A quarter of the respondents have doubts. For most of them it is not clear whether there is climate change, according to the report. Almost a fifth of this group think that climate change does exist, but do not know whether humans play a role in this.
The third group (7 percent) consists of Dutch people who do not believe in climate change. In addition, 1 percent believe that the climate is changing, but does not think that this can be attributed to humans.
Six in ten have concerns about climate change
The research also shows that six out of ten Dutch people are concerned about climate change, especially about how the world is left behind for future generations and the consequences of gas extraction in Groningen for the residents.
Combating climate change is a role that many respondents see reserved for large companies and the government. Fewer people believe that the population and themselves are responsible for this. Six out of ten think they can contribute to a more sustainable society, the researchers said.