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People Are Willing to Change Their Behavior to Help Reduce the Effects of Global Climate Change

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If you’re feeling down on humanity, a new Pew Research Center report has found that people around the world might not be as sh*tty as you think.

We’re willing to do more:

The report surveyed people in 17 advanced economies from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region throughout Spring 2021, finding that a whopping 80% of respondents were willing to make “a lot” or “some” changes to the way they “live and work” in order to reduce the effects of global climate change.

However, respondents were mixed on how they think “society” is currently doing in the fight against a changing climate, with 56% saying it's doing well, while, at the same time, just 46% reported having confidence that the actions taken by “the international community” have actually been effective at reducing climate change, so far.

Interestingly, Japan, well-known for its collectivist culture, seems to not give many f*cks, with Pew finding that a solid 36% of Japanese respondents said they’re unwilling to make any changes at all to their lives to help reduce climate change, by far the most of any country surveyed.

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