Survey reveals positive climate protection attitudes, habits

Analysis

Photo by Sepp photography/Shutterstock.com

According to an online survey by Greendex.hu, most families lead an environmentally conscious lifestyle, with attitudes towards the climate situation shaped by individual responsibility, communication, and provision of quality information.

Most of the survey's 500 respondents said that they care about climate protection and environmental issues, but the reactions depend strongly on resources and quality of information people have access to.

Most families lead an environmentally conscious lifestyle

Some 42.7% of the surveyed have a family. About 81.5% of respondents living in families are leading an environmentally conscious lifestyle and sometimes or even on a daily basis, they discuss climate change and its consequences with their kids. On the other hand, 5% of respondents said that there is no discussion on such topics. Some 70% of these respondents explained that these discussions are not on the table as their children are too young.

Some 52% reported no sign of climate depression, climate fear, or climate grief on the kids. However, 21% of respondents claimed the presence of climate anxiety in the children’s everyday life.

Regarding environmental issues, 75% of the surveyed get their information from online media, 74.1% from social media sites, 33.3% from friends and acquaintances.

Recycling the most common form of climate protection

An overwhelming majority, 96.8% of respondents, care about protecting the climate. Their main actions mentioned in this regard are recycling (90%) and saving water (75.4%) and electricity (72%). Some 70.5% claim to be a conscious consumer, 66.9% use public transport, ride a bike or walk when it is possible. About half (52.4%) buy package-free products, 48.1% report paying attention to the material or fabric of a given product, its country of origin, and its role in the supply chain.

Still, actions are often influenced by circumstances. Approximately 64.1% of those surveyed by the sustainability portal said that they do not have the opportunity to apply certain eco-friendly solutions in their lives.

"We created this green medium to make the most important contents and curiosities available for everybody in a transparent way. As an independent platform, we wish to present the actualities and most relevant questions related to the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable development by being an objective source of information for our audience. We would like to call attention to valuable initiatives, solutions, and experts. By doing so, we contribute to a change in the general approach to this topic, we hope to make lifestyle changes easier and to start a dialogue," says Zsófia Sápi, editor in chief at Greendex.hu, human ecologist.

ADVERTISEMENT

Business, consumer confidence improves - Századvég Analysis

Business, consumer confidence improves - Századvég

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries Elections

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries

Energy Efficiency: End-users, Energy Traders and Other Stake... Inside View

Energy Efficiency: End-users, Energy Traders and Other Stake...

Budapest bike-sharing scheme boasts record ridership City

Budapest bike-sharing scheme boasts record ridership

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.