Over recent years there has been a lot of media attention surrounding climate change and how individuals can alter their lifestyles to help reduce their carbon footprint. Many people around the world believe governments and the relevant people in power aren’t doing enough to improve factors such as air pollution and plastic usage.
A-list celebrities and powerful figures including David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg have been leading the way in voicing their opinions on the current climate issues, and activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion have demonstrated across the globe to draw attention to their strong beliefs.
There’s no hiding the fact that climate change is happening and is being discussed on a regular basis in the tabloids and on news channels. With many people having strong views on climate change and using various techniques to get their message across, this has resulted in a percentage of the UK population suffering from what is being labelled as “eco-anxiety”.
With bold and worrying headlines being printed in newspapers, programmes being aired solely to raise awareness of climate change and demonstrations taking place globally, many people are now worrying about not only the quality of their future, but that of generations to come as well.
To understand this subject in more detail, we surveyed 1,000 members of the UK public to find out whether or not they suffer from “eco-anxiety” or even if they know what the phrase means.
Our survey included 10 questions on this topic, and the results are displayed on the infographic below. From asking the respondents if they’ve changed the way they live their life due to anxiety, to whether they believe they suffer from “eco-anxiety” at all, some of the findings are rather surprising.
We want to know your thoughts on “eco-anxiety” and whether or not you believe you’re a sufferer. Let us know on social using #EcoAnxietyStudy and tag @Truverra.