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People are as concerned about climate change as about infectious diseases, survey finds

People are as concerned about climate change as about infectious diseases, survey finds

-A recent report has shown how citizens of different countries rank the threat of climate change and infectious diseases.

-Around 69% of those surveyed class infectious disease as a major threat to their country and 70% think the same about climate change.

-In France, 83% of those surveyed class climate change as a major threat, compared to only 59% of Australians.

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world are still concerned by the threat of global climate change. A median of 70% across 14 countries surveyed over the summer say climate change is a major threat to their country. A similar median, 69%, say the same of the spread of infectious diseases.

Of the two issues, climate change is the more commonly selected threat in eight of 14 countries polled, while five name the spread of infectious diseases as a top threat (the Canadian public is split, with equal shares citing climate change and the spread of disease). Majorities in each of the countries surveyed say both global climate change and the spread of infectious diseases are major threats to their country.
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