Views of young people on climate change causes Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted in December 2019 on the causes of climate change, a majority of respondents aged 17 to 19 years believed that a rise in greenhouse gas emissions from human activity was mainly responsible for global warming. To decrease greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government aims to increase the share of renewable and nuclear energy.

Opinion on causes responsible for climate change as perceived by people aged 17 to 19 years old in Japan as of December 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

December 6 to 9, 2019

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

17-19 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Abnormal phenomena that are thought to be the effects of global warming, such as rising sea levels, rising temperatures, large typhoons, storm surges, and heatwaves, are frequently occurring in the world. What do you think is the main cause of climate change?"

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