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Almost Half Of All People Admit They Could Do More To Help The Environment

Almost Half Of All People Admit They Could Do More To Help The Environment

Almost half of people who took part in a LADbible poll admitted they could do more in their everyday lives to help the environment.

This week, LADbible ran a series of Twitter polls asking the 2.2m followers about climate change and the environment, in the run-up to next week's general election.

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In one poll, we asked how much people really cared about the environment. Of the 3,219 people who voted, 49 percent said that they recycled, but could do more. Only four percent said that it affected everything they did, whereas 31 percent said they were actively trying to make changes.

In the same poll, 16 percent said they 'couldn't care less' about the environment.

Earlier in the week, we asked how important climate change and the environment were, as an election issue.

Of the 5,662 people who voted, 34 percent said it was the most important issue; 25 percent said public services like schools and hospitals were more important; 27 percent said Brexit was more important and 14 percent thought it wasn't important at all.

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We also asked what the single biggest environmental issue was. More than 5,000 people took part in that poll, with 52 percent choosing the pollution of our oceans.

Use of fossil fuels was next (36 percent), followed by the energy and land used in meat and dairy production (nine percent) and the use of aeroplanes (three percent).

Finally, we asked you which of the four political parties - from the Conservatives, Labour, LibDems and Greens - had the best policies on the environment.

That poll attracted more than 5,000 votes too - and the Green Party will no doubt be relieved to know that 42 percent of people backed them as being best placed to tackle environmental issues.

Behind them were Labour (35 percent); the Tories (19 percent) and LibDems (four percent).

The Green Party has promised to hit zero emissions by 2030 and wants to borrow £100bn to spend on environmentally led policies.

Voters go to the polls on 12 December.

Check Your PMs is LADbible's countdown to the general election on 12 December. We'll be encouraging people to vote, looking at the issues that matter to our audience and asking YOU what you really think of politics in 2019.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get involved.

Topics: uk news, general election

Simon Binns

Simon is the editor of LADbible. He's also the former CityLife editor at the Manchester Evening News and has worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Guardian and loads of places you've never heard of. Boro fan. Parmo expert.

 

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