(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Political and social divisions over climate change among young Queenslanders

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Social Sciences, Univ. of Tasmania, Hobart, AUSTRALIE
  • Monash University, Clayton, AUSTRALIE


This article examines the political and social divisions over climate change among young Queenslanders. Firstly, it shows that parental education has an important influence upon the development of environmental attitudes among young people, with the children of tertiary-educated parents much more likely than others to be concerned about planetary warming. Secondly, that a strong gender divide is also apparent, with young women consistently more concerned about ‘the environment’ than young men are. Political party identification has an important influence upon environmental concerns even among these 16–17-year olds, with young conservative party identifiers far less likely than Greens or Labor identifiers to believe that global warming will pose a serious risk in their lifetime, after controlling for beliefs in human-induced climate change


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1638-1651]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a46285

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