Poland speaks: attitudes on environmental issues

A majority of Poles perceive climate change as a threat, according to a 2018 Polish Public Opinion poll by CBOS. 

In less than 10 years, there has been a significant increase in support for the opinion that climate change is an urgent issue that requires immediate action.

Prepare for impact

A significant portion (38%) of respondents who do not negate the reality of climate change are already noticing its significant impact on people’s lives. Over a quarter (28%) believe that its effects will be felt within several years at most, and another 14% think that it will be felt in the next 20-30 years. Only 10% of respondents think that climate change will have a significant impact on people’s lives in Poland in the more distant future, and every twentieth (5%) is not sure whether its impact will be felt at all.

Seeing is believing

Three-quarters of respondents who are aware of climate change (75%) believe that it is primarily the result of human activity, and less than one fifth (18%) point to natural causes. We can see a clear trend: an increasing percentage of respondents see the causes of climate change in human activity. The growth of this view is slow but stable.

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