The EU poll showed that after poverty, climate change is seen as the most serious problem Europe faces. The survey also found that 61% of people had taken some personal measure to cut CO2. A quarter of those asked said they had altered their buying habits and used the car less to help the environment, 28% of people use greener transport and 27% buy seasonal and local products that reduce CO2. An encouraging 56% of those polled believed that climate change can help the economy.

The survey of over 30,000 people in thirty European countries also found that 31% had not taken any measures to change their behavior. Of those almost half believed that government and industry should take action whilst just over a third did not know what they should do.