Climate literacy seems to be worryingly low in Germany, France, Italy, the UK and the US: Just 14.2% of respondents in our survey prove to be truly climate literate.
While the results in the four European countries are quite similar, the US stands out with the proportion of those with low climate literacy (i.e. answering three or fewer questions correctly) almost twice as high as in Europe (56.3%). Only 4.9% of American respondents can be considered highly climate literate (answering seven out of 10 questions correctly).
Moreover, we find that “the older, the wiser” does seem to apply to climate literacy overall: The proportion of respondents with a high level of climate literacy is highest among Boomers at 16.3%; Gen-Z only achieves 11.5%.