The majority of Finns are still willing to change their way of life to protect the environment – but fewer say they’ll do it than in previous years.
Right now 55% of people say they would compromise on living standards to reduce pollution and their own personal environmental impact. That’s down from 75% in 1992 and 67% in 2009.
So what would Finns be willing to change?
Some 70% say they’d cut back on personal consumption like buying more clothes; 66% say they’d reduce their energy use; 59% say they would compensate for flights by paying extra charges and 56% even said they’d give up air travel completely.
The most divisive issue is giving up meat: while 47% said they would be willing to go meat-free, 45% rejected the idea. Only 31% of Finns said they would be willing to give up driving a private car while 62% are against it.
The survey questioned 2059 people from 31st January to 6th February aged 18-70 in different parts of Finland. The margin of error is up to 3% in either direction.