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12 Oct 2018

Germans want more climate action from their government

ARD / Infratest dimap

A majority of Germans want the federal government to do more for climate protection, according to a representative survey by public broadcaster ARD, conducted by Infratest dimap. 74 percent of respondents said the government should do more, 22 percent said the efforts are appropriate, and 3 percent want the government to do less – a large majority of which were supporters of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), which says climate change is a “hoax”. When it comes to coal-fuelled energy, 84 percent of respondents consider climate protection an important criterion, while 48 percent said the same about supply security and 16 percent about the power price.

Find the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende.

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