- Fewer than half (44%) of Zambians say they have heard of climate change.
- Among those who are aware of climate change, more than eight in 10 (82%) say it is making life in their country worse (Figure 1). Perceptions of the adverse effects of climate change have increased by 25 percentage points since 2017 (57%).
- The assessment that climate change is making life worse is most common among older citizens (87%), those with primary education or less (91%), the poor (87%), men (85%), and rural residents (89%) (Figure 2).
A majority of Zambians who are aware of climate change say it is making life worse in their country, a new Afrobarometer survey shows.
While fewer than half of citizens say they have heard of climate change, perceptions of its adverse effects have increased by 25 percentage points since 2017.
Most Zambians say both ordinary citizens and the government should take steps to limit climate change and reduce its impact.