A cross-national analysis of climate change attitudes and actions in developed economies
- How do public concerns and actions taken over climate change vary across countries with significant environmental differences?
- How do these concerns and actions vary according to gender, age, education and other socio-demographic variables within different countries?
- Do people view climate change as a problem primarily from a position of material security or does concern for the environment stem from more post-materialist considerations?
I will conduct secondary data analysis, making use of cross-national surveys such as the World Values Survey (WVS), European Social Survey (ESS), and International Social Survey Programme(ISSP). The ESS and ISSP are on the list of ESRC data sets.
I will use multi-level modelling to discover statistical associations between attitudes to climate change and both individual level predictors (such as age, gender, education, political views, post-materialist values, etc.) as well as country-level ones (including GDP, Human Development Index (HDI), etc.). . (Davidov et al. 2014).