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Public Attitudes to R&D and Environment

25 Apr 2023

This briefing covers key findings on the environment from CaSE’s Discovery Decade 2022-23 public attitudes study, which comprised four nationally-representative surveys polling a total of 18,000 people, and 14 focus groups. It includes statistics and the opinions of focus group participants, and identifies three key points:

  • Climate change is a major public concern and people believe R&D can help
  • Relating R&D to the climate boosts support for investment and borrowing
  • The environment is a strong connection point, linked to a global outlook and a desire to leave the world a better place for future generations