Portuguese, Italians and Germans see climate change as the greatest threat

 Violent forest fires are common in Portugal. Violent forest fires are common in Portugal. Image: www.imago-images.de / imago images

According to a global survey, Portuguese, Italians and Germans are most likely to perceive climate change as the greatest threat. In all three countries, more than 70 percent of respondents say that the Climate crisis the greatest threat to humanity , according to a survey by the opinion research institute 'Yougov' published on Wednesday.

The Portuguese are at the top with 76 percent, followed by South Africans and Italians with 74 percent each and the Germans with 70 percent.

In Germany, Gen Z has the greatest fear of climate change

In Germany The so-called Generation Z in particular is worried about the consequences of the climate crisis, i.e. young people people between 18 and 24 years. For around three out of four in this age group, climate change poses the greatest threat. In the age group between 35 and 44, the figure is significantly lower at 66 percent. People in 43 countries were interviewed for the survey in April.

There is also a common belief among US citizens that climate change is not the greatest threat facing humanity. 35 percent agreed with this statement. In Germany and Great Britain this statement is less widespread at 24 percent.

Residents of China and Saudi Arabia are least afraid of climate change with 46 percent each and that of Egypt with 45 percent.

Source: watson.de