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9 out of 10 Koreans feel climate change firsthand, according to a poll

9 out of 10 Koreans feel climate change firsthand, according to a poll




A poll released Tuesday found that nine out 10 South Koreans feel the effects of climate change firsthand, and are willing to take any inconvenience caused to solve the problem.

According to a poll of 1,000 adults nationwide, 89.2 per cent said they feel the effects and 88.5 per cent said that they are willing to accept the inconveniences caused by policies designed to address the crisis.

The poll was conducted between Dec. 14-18 by Research View at the request of Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health. It has a margin error of plus/minus 3.1 percentage points and a confidence level 95 percent.

A multiple-answer question about how to solve climate crisis was answered by 74.4 percent. 58% and 53 percent respectively said they will switch from electric or hydrogen vehicles to a vegetarian diet and bike commuting.

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The survey also revealed that 58.9% agreed with the government’s policy on nuclear power, as opposed with 41.1% who were against it. The survey also revealed that 52.9 percent of respondents agreed with the assertion that electric charges will skyrocket if nuclear power is eliminated.

According to the poll, 72.3 per cent of respondents answered yes to a phase-out policy for coal. (Yonhap)

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