Source: The Conversation The rate of growth in residential rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) in Australia since 2008 has been nothing short of breathtaking. Our new research suggests that the households most likely to join in the solar spree are those that are affluent enough to afford the upfront investment, but not so wealthy that they … Continue reading Article: Are solar panels a middle-class purchase? This survey says yes, The Conversation, June 2018.
Statement (24 May 2018) A new report has found Australians’ concern about the state of Australia’s environment is rising, with four out of five Australians saying that we should ‘act now’ on environmental problems. The Backyard Barometer is the first report to track the nation’s attitudes towards the environment over a 20-year period, combined with … Continue reading Poll: World Wildlife Fund, Australian attitudes to nature, mid 2017 (released mid 2018)
Background The omnibus poll was published in the Australian Financial Review on 19 August 2018. Report Resources AFR, 19 August 2018 Updated: 12 September 2018
Statement After the remarkable developments of the past two years and following a year of heated domestic debate on issues such as foreign influence, energy and immigration, the 2018 Lowy Institute Poll has observed both continuities and discontinuities in Australian public opinion. Climate change and renewables In 2018, 59% of Australians (up five points) say … Continue reading Poll: Lowy Institute, The Lowy Poll 2018, mid 2018
Statement Climate change is happening and Australians are concerned about the impacts More Australians accept the reality of climate change than at almost any time since Climate of the Nation began in 2007. Three quarters (76%, up from 71% 2017) of Australians accept that climate change is occurring, 11% do not think that climate change … Continue reading Poll: The Australian Institute, Climate of the Nation, mid 2018