Climate Change Gender Gap
The ongoing political fights over climate and clean energy policies have led many to see climate change as an ideological issue. Pollsters tend to reinforce this by breaking down surveys by voting intention. But as the latest iteration of our comprehensive survey of Australian attitudes, Climate of the Nation 2014, shows, a less visible but important distinction is the gender gap.
Whether they’re assessing climate science, the risks and costs of climate impacts or the composition of the energy supply, women have a solid lead on men.
For example, our survey found that most women (55 per cent) accept the scientific evidence for human-induced climate change. For men, the share is just under half (47 per cent). Men are significantly more likely than women to believe that the seriousness of climate change is exaggerated (42 per cent compared with 29 per cent of women).
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus after all!!!