A new poll of thirteen nations in Latin America and the Caribbean from the European Investment Bank suggests that "the region has a relatively low percentage of climate change deniers, averaging at 5% per country. However, the levels vary, with Argentina recording the highest rate at 9%, while in Costa Rica it is less than 2%."
Respondents were asked "Which of the following best describes your views on climate change?" and presented with three options: "Human activities, like burning oil, gas and coal, are causing climate change"; "Climate change is a natural process caused by things like changes in the sun's energy or volcanic activity"; and "I don't believe that climate change is happening." The results are presented in the table below.
The poll was conducted online in Spanish or Portuguese (for Brazil) from May 5 to June 1, 2023, with respondents randomly selected from nationally representative panels of the population aged 15 and over in each country; the sample size was about 500 for the five smaller countries and about 1000 for the rest and the margin of error varies accordingly.
|Human activities, like burning oil, gas and coal, are causing climate change.||Climate change is a natural process caused by things like changes in the sun's energy or volcanic activity.||I don't believe that climate change is happening.|