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Most Citizens in Rich Nations Support Individual Climate Action

As many as 80% of respondents in 17 developed economies said they’re willing to make lifestyle changes to help slow global warming, according to Pew Research 


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A majority of citizens in North America, Europe and Asia aren’t too confident that the international community will succeed in fighting climate change, but they’re willing to make changes to their own lives to slow global warming. 

As many as 80% of citizens in 17 developed economies including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Singapore and South Korea are willing to make some and a lot of alterations to how they live and work, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center released on Tuesday.