Women Are More in Favor of Climate Policy than Men
It is well-known that men and women differ in their views regarding the severity of climate change. Based on unique survey data from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Niklas Elert and Erik Lundin confirm that such gender differences also exist in the support for climate policy and for undertaking climate action. Swedish women worry more about climate change and perceive it to be a bigger threat than men do. Furthermore, women report greater support than men for policies to mitigate climate change through political interventions, and also undertake more voluntary actions to achieve this goal.