Most important issues facing the Netherlands 2022
Concern about global warming
Climate change is a top concern among all generations in the Netherlands. A 2018 poll in which respondents were asked whether they consider global warming problematic or not, over two thirds of respondents in all age groups stated to consider it (very) problematic. Concern was highest among those older than 55 years (78 percent), but among the participants younger than 35 years 67 percent also stated to consider climate change a problem.
Fear of terrorist attacks
Although relatively few people stated to consider terrorism one of the main issues, another 2021 survey found that terrorism is still something that worries a considerable amount of Dutch. Almost 70 percent of survey participants answered to worry a lot about terrorism, whereas only 29 percent did not worry at all about it, or very little.