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Poll: 9/10 Koreans Feel Climate Change Firsthand

Poll: 9/10 Koreans Feel Climate Change Firsthand

This composite photo from Yonhap News TV depicts global climate change.

This composite photo by Yonhap News TV shows global climate change.

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire)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.

A poll of 1,000 adults across the country by a civic organization found that 89.2 percent felt the effects of climate change and 88.5 percent were willing to accept the inconveniences of policies to address it.

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

The survey also found 58.9 percent of respondents agreed with the government’s nuclear power phase-out policy, compared with 41.1 percent who gave an opposite opinion.

It also found that 52.9 per cent agreed with the claim of electric charges skyrocketing if nuclear power is phased off.

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The poll revealed that 72.3 per cent of respondents said yes to a phase-out of coal.

(Yonhap)


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