Would you say that the European Union's objective to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent (compared to 1990) is too ambitious, about right or too modest?*

European Union (EU) 2020 greenhouse gas emission goals: UK public opinion survey 2017 This statistic shows the United Kingdom (UK) public opinion on the 2020 European Union (EU) objective to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent compared to 1990, as of May 2017. This was considered too ambitious by 23 percent of respondents.
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Share of respondents
Too ambitious23%
About right47%
Too modest13%
Don't know17%
Share of respondents
Too ambitious23%
About right47%
Too modest13%
Don't know17%
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This statistic shows the United Kingdom (UK) public opinion on the 2020 European Union (EU) objective to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent compared to 1990, as of May 2017. This was considered too ambitious by 23 percent of respondents.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
May 20, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Number of respondents
1,365 respondents
Age group
15 years and older
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
*The original question was phrased as: Thinking about each of the following objectives to be reached by 2020 in the EU, would you say that it is too ambitious, about right or too modest? To reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% compared to 1990
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