Values around sustainability
Thinking of climate change, which one of the following describes how you feel about it?
17% said it was the issue/one of the issues I am most concerned about, the same as in 2020.
47% stated that it was a big concern for me, compared to 44% in 2020.
15% stated it was a concern but I'm not doing much about it, the same as in 2020.
17% said it is somewhat of a concern to me, compared to 18% in 2020.
4% said it was little or no concern, the same as in 2020.
0% said they don't believe in climate change, compared to 2% in 2020.
This shows that more people are now classing climate change as a big concern, and all respondents now believe in the impact climate change.
We also asked respondents some questions regarding how the pandemic has affected them:
1. Covid has made me more aware of global issues.
48% agreed, either somewhat or strongly, compared to 80% in 2020.
2. Given all that's going on in the world, I find myself just wanting to go back to basics.
53% agreed, either somewhat or strongly, compared to 79% in 2020.
3. I feel the good life is further out of reach than it used to be.
46% agreed, either somewhat or strongly, compared to 62% in 2020.
The data shows that our sentiment towards to the changes resulting from the pandemic have changed over time, with far less of us feeling that we want to go 'back to basics' than last year - but with more respondents feeling that the good life is within reach, this suggests that some of us have already achieved a more minimalist lifestyle post-pandemic.