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    Take our 3-question quiz to see how your level of concern about climate change compares with people in 40 different nations in our survey.

    Our “global climate change concern index score” combines responses for three survey questions: the extent to which people believe global climate change is a serious problem; whether it is currently harming people; and whether it will impact them personally at some point in their lives. The responses for the three questions are added together for an index range from 3 to 12, where 3 is the least concerned about climate change and 12 is the most concerned.

    Read more about global public opinion regarding climate change in our report, “Global Concern about Climate Change, Broad Support for Limiting Emissions.”

Your climate change concern score is of out 12.

Our “global climate change concern index score” combines the responses for the three questions asked for an index range from 3 to 12, where 3 is the least concerned about climate change and 12 is the most concerned.

How the rest of the world responded

You said climate change is , and a median of 54% across 40 nations surveyed believe that global climate change is a very serious problem.

Percent saying climate change is a __ problem

Concern over climate change is especially high in Latin America, where a median of 74% think it is a very serious problem, followed by sub-Saharan Africa (median of 61%). Fewer than half in Asia (median of 45%) and the Middle East (median of 38%) express significant concerns about climate change. And Americans and Chinese, whose economies are responsible for the greatest annual CO2 emissions, are among the least concerned.

You said climate change will harm people , and a median of 51% across 40 nations say that global climate change is harming people now.

Percent saying climate change will harm people ...

Climate change is not viewed as a distant threat. Across the nations surveyed, a median of 51% believe people are already being harmed by climate change and another 28% think people will be harmed in the next few years. As with concern about climate change more broadly, Latin Americans express the greatest unease about the immediacy of the climate change threat (median of 77%). With a median of 26%, Middle Easterners are the least likely to believe that climate change is currently harming people.

You are that global climate change will harm you personally during your lifetime, and a median of 40% in the 40 nations surveyed are very concerned about this.

Percent __ that climate change will harm them personally

More than half in 39 of 40 countries are concerned global warming will cause harm to them personally during their lifetime (the United Kingdom is the exception). Latin Americans are among the most alarmed – 63% say they are very concerned that climate change will impact them personally – followed by sub-Saharan Africans (61%). Publics in nations likely to be less vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to the UN’s World Risk Index, generally reflect less concern. Three-in-ten or fewer in the U.S. (30%), Europe (median of 27%) and the Middle East (median of 27%) express serious concern about the personal effects of climate change.