Overwhelming backing for strong climate policy
Evidence keeps mounting that the UK public – not just those who’ve been through an Assembly, including ‘blue wall’ voters – back a significant shift in government action on climate. Let’s make sure that the predatory delay, ‘net zero watch’ folk can’t forget it.
Polling 101 & Focus Groups 101
See also Focus Groups 101. The good folk at NEON have been very busy lately, producing a wonderfully helpful array of guides and tools. Also see their UN Climate Talks messaging guide, and how to talk about demonstrations (not ‘protests’). Keen for more? Reach out to email@example.com
Over-50s want climate crisis addressed ‘even if it leads to high prices’
Data challenging the idea that people in the UK are wary of climate action costs. Pair with the IEA’s findings, which suggests support for socialism is no longer the preserve of ‘brainless’ youth.
The influential Republican pollster of 'climate change' fame has come to the UK, to stop (/wage?) our culture war. He shares his take on the 'new language of politics and business' in the UK.
The Eco-wakening is here
‘Humanity may be responsible for the destruction of our planet - but humanity is also waking up...and stepping up.’ WWF bring data to the ‘nature is going mainstream’ party. #ForNature
Regeneration Rising: Sustainability Futures
This marketing trends report, surveying 3k people in China, UK and USA, suggests a framing shift from ‘sustainability’ to ‘regeneration’, and claims that ‘people are looking to brands to lead the way.’
Polls Apart? Mapping the Politics of Net Zero
Research by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change exploring voter attitudes and values around net zero
The Disinformation Dozen
New analysis by the Centre for Countering Digital uncovers how a tiny group of determined anti-vaxxers is responsible for a tidal wave of disinformation - and shows how platforms can fix it by enforcing their standards.
Solidarity and Strife: Democracies in a Time of Pandemic
This research from UC Berkeley focuses on social media datasets culled from Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube, takes a comparative approach to assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on political polarization and solidarity in the United States and the United Kingdom
Scotland: the world’s first rewilding nation?
Apparently 3/4 Scots back an effort to return 30% of the country’s land and sea to a natural state within a decade. Or as this film by the Scottish Rewilding Alliance elegantly puts it, they wish to ‘turn up the volume on nature.’
Renew Normal – Build Back Stronger Report
The fourth and final report from the Renew Normal Commission, which surveyed 50,000 citizens and found a clear demand for radical post-Covid reform in the UK.