Do you think concerns about climate change have or have not been exaggerated?

Perception of exaggerations over climate change concerns in the United Kingdom 2013 This statistic shows the public perception of how far scientific claims about climate change have been exaggerated for respondents in the United Kingdom (UK) in September 2013. Most people in the United Kingdom do believe that climate change is real, however, a large minority of 39 percent also believed that the facts had been exaggerated and that the situation is not as bad as some people claim. The majority believed that the claims were not exaggerated, but it was not a clear majority.
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Share of respondents
Have been exaggerated - the threat is not as real as many scientists have said39%
Have not been exaggerated - the threat is every bit as real as scientists have said47%
Don't know14%
Share of respondents
Have been exaggerated - the threat is not as real as many scientists have said39%
Have not been exaggerated - the threat is every bit as real as scientists have said47%
Don't know14%

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This statistic shows the public perception of how far scientific claims about climate change have been exaggerated for respondents in the United Kingdom (UK) in September 2013. Most people in the United Kingdom do believe that climate change is real, however, a large minority of 39 percent also believed that the facts had been exaggerated and that the situation is not as bad as some people claim. The majority believed that the claims were not exaggerated, but it was not a clear majority.
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Release date
September 2013
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
September 19-20, 2013
Number of respondents
1,956 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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