In order to operationalize CAPABLE enhanced decision-making framework, we will generate new empirical evidence. We will collect data on policy perception and acceptability through large-scale surveys of European citizens (5-10 countries with 2000 participants per country) combined with various smaller experiments and surveys. The surveys will be conducted over multiple waves in order to capture the dynamic nature of policy preferences and consequently to uncover the underlying processes that determine support and engagement. As an example, while we keep you waiting for our fresh data, you can refer to similar surveys conducted by the OECD and the European Commission, summarised here below.
By addressing citizen’s concerns, governments can help build public support for urgently needed climate action. Opposition to climate policies is in fact correlated with “carbon dependence”: lack of public transport, car usage and (to a lesser extent) gasoline expenditure.
Higher levels of education and having children are correlated with higher support, across countries. But overall, socio-economic factors are less important in predicting policy support compared to “carbon dependence”.
“there is limited willingness to adopt behavioural changes to reduce emissions with current policies”
Survey carried out by Ipsos for the European Commission between 11 and 24 October 2022, with 25.676 phone interviews across 27 Member states, and a representative sample of citizens aged 18 and over for each country. Below are summarised some of the results from the poll thanks to the data freely available for download.