Student Opinion: Climate Change

Since April 2014, the National Union of Students (NUS) has been tracking students’ attitudes towards climate change.  This report presents the results from quarterly surveys carried out between April 2014 and September 2017.

The questions replicate a nationwide tracker survey - the Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes tracker - carried out by the UK government (Department of Energy and Climate Change and subsequently Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) since 2012.

Our research has shown consistently high levels of concern amongst students when it comes to climate change, and similarly high levels of expectation in terms of action from government.  The latest findings include:

  • 84% say they are fairly or very concerned about climate change
  • 71% think that the UK is already feeling the effects of climate change
  • 75% would vote for a government that increased action to tackle climate change

To read the full research report, click here.