Originally published on EnergyBoom.com
A recent survey conducted by Insightrix Research, Inc. has found that only 2% of Canadians believe climate change is not taking place.
The online poll, commissioned by IPAC CO2 Research Inc., a Saskatchewan-based center studying carbon capture and storage, asked respondents where they stood on the issue of climate change.
32% of participants said they believe climate change is occurring as a result of human activity, and 54% said they believe climate change is happening because of a combination of human activity and natural variation. Meanwhile, 9% believe climate change is the result of the natural climate cycle. Far in the minority were respondents (2%) that believed climate change is a hoax.
Conversely, in the United States climate denial represents a much larger chunk of the population, as a recent survey shows. 15% of Americans believe climate change is not occurring.
Much like the United States, Canadians' opinions on climate change vary depending on the region. The Insightrix survey found that residents in the Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) are least likely to believe humans are changing the climate, while those living in the Maritimes, Quebec, and British Columbia are most likely to hold the belief.