International Public Opinion on Climate Change: Household Climate Actions – Adoption and Barriers, 2023

June 6, 2024

This report presents results from an international survey, conducted in a partnership between the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), Data for Good at Meta, and Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, investigating public climate change knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior among Facebook users. The report is based on data from the subset of countries and territories within the survey that are classified as “high-emissions” based on both their above-average CO2 per capita emission levels and higher per capita income. This subset includes 37 countries and territories, with a total of 39,683 respondents. Interview dates: August 3 – September 3, 2023.

This study focused on six household behaviors that could have a large impact on global carbon emissions: reducing food waste, eating less meat, buying carbon offsets, installing a heat pump or solar panels, or owning or leasing an electric vehicle.