The Australia Institute surveyed a sample of 1,535 Australians about their concerns regarding the impacts on human health from fossil fuel projects.
The results show that:
• Four in five (80%) Australians are at least somewhat concerned about the impacts on human health from pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels.
• Three in 10 Australians are ‘very’ concerned (31%), one in five are ‘fairly’ concerned (22%), and one in four are ‘somewhat’ concerned (27%).
• 95% of Greens voters, 88% of Labor voters, and 71% of Coalition voters are concerned about the impacts of pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels.
• Eight in ten Australians (82%) aged 18-29 support a requirement for federal and state governments to consider the potential human health impacts of fossil fuel projects when deciding on their approval.