April 22 is Earth Day, an annual event that this year comes amid widespread global concern about climate change.
A 2018 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that the majority of people in most countries say global climate change is a major threat to their nation. In fact, it’s seen as the top threat in 13 of 26 surveyed countries, more than any other issue the survey asked about. The share of people expressing concern about the threat of climate change around the world has grown since 2013, when Pew Research Center first asked respondents whether they see it as a major threat to their nation. People with more education tend to be more concerned about climate change. In some countries, women and younger people are also more concerned.
Not all people in the surveyed countries consider climate change to be a major threat. A median of 20% across these countries consider global warming a minor threat, while 9% say it is not a threat.
Additional Pew Research Center data also shows that, among American adults, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are less likely than Democrats and Democratic leaners to express concern about climate change. Roughly a quarter of Republicans say climate change is a major threat, compared with more than three-quarters of Democrats.
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