Results of our 2020 Polling of Alberta Youth
The Alberta Council for Environmental Education worked with Leger to explore youth knowledge and attitudes in relation to environment, energy, and climate. Leger conducted polling through on-line surveys of 500 Alberta youth (ages 15 to 24) in February 2020. What they found is very disturbing: the majority of youth in Alberta are concerned about climate change but feel like they lack the knowledge and power to do something about it.
- 90% of youth have a moderate to extreme level of concern when considering the environment and climate change.
- 70% of high school students are worried about their future as a result of climate change
- When it comes to protecting the environment, the top barriers cited by youth include “I don’t know what to do”
- Over two thirds of youth agree that educating students about climate change should be a high priority in schools.
Here’s the evidence!
Please note that our 2020 polling was designed to track long-term changes over a decade,
through a comparison to our 2010 polling results.
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