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Nearly half of Userneeds’ panel members have changed their habits in order to reduce carbon emissions

December 16th, 2019

Time Magazine just chose Greta Thunberg as person of the year and climate strikes and debates have been given a lot of attention both from politicians and the media especially in the past year. Userneeds therefore found it relevant to ask our panel members whether or not they have changed their habits in order to reduce emissions and prevent climate change. Read more to find out the results!

Userneeds’ panel members in the Nordics and Ireland seem passionate about the climate – at least if you base it on the answers in a recent quick poll. More specifically between 46 percent (Norway) and 69 percent (Ireland) answer either “Yes, to a high degree” or “Yes, to some degree” when asked “Have you changed your habits in order to reduce emissions and prevent climate change?”

Among the Swedish and Norwegian panel members you find the biggest group of people that haven’t changed anything at all. In other words, 30 percent of the panel members in these two countries answer “No not at all” to the question. In Ireland only 13 percent say the same thing.

Based on the quick poll most of Userneeds’ panel members have made their mind up about how they want to handle climate change. Thus, not many have chosen the option “No but I am planning”. In the Nordics between 2 percent (Finland) and 5 percent (Norway) say that they haven’t changed any habits yet but are going to. In Ireland this goes for 9 percent.

As the results are based solely on one question we cannot tell in what ways Userneeds’ panel members have changed their habits and are reducing their carbon footprint just like we don’t know if the people that haven’t changed anything do not believe in climate change or simply believe the changes should come from governments and politicians in order for them to have a proper impact.

We want to thank everyone who participated in the quick poll.