BEIS – Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker (May 2017)

AttitudeBEIS published findings from Wave 21 of the Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker on 4 May 2017.

The report presents headline findings from March/April 2017, and makes comparisons with data from Wave 17, conducted at the same point last year. For certain questions, the report elaborates on the reasons people gave for their stated positions.

The data were collected using face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of 2,180 households in the UK.

Key findings include:

? “The level of concern over climate change has remained stable…seven in ten (71%) said they were very or fairly concerned about climate change.”

? “Worries over paying for energy bills have remained relatively consistent over the last two years. At Wave 21, 30% were either very or fairly worried about paying for their energy bills.”

? Similar to previous waves, “A quarter claimed to give a lot of thought to saving energy at home (25%), whilst half claimed to give it a fair amount of thought (52%).

? “Support for renewable energy has been consistently high…at around 75-80%.”

? “Six in ten claimed to be aware of the Energy Performance Certificate (58%), but only 7% said they knew the exact rating of their property.”

* This is a summary. Always check and reference the primary source when using the information.