Embracing structural change: Identifying drivers of public support for transformative climate policies
Dr Christoph Klebl (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia)
Climate change cannot be successfully mitigated solely through individual-level actions. Structural change is urgently needed. It is therefore important to identify factors that influence the degree to which people are motivated to endorse structural climate policies compared to policies aiming at individual behavioural changes. In the present research, we investigated whether perceived national wealth and perceived inequality affect people’s support for structural climate policies. Across four studies, we found that perceived national wealth positively predicts people’s support for structural (vs. individual-level behaviour) change policies through a perceived moral obligation of one’s country to contribute to the solution of global issues. Furthermore, across three studies, we found that greater perceived inequality increases people’s support for structural (vs. individual-level behaviour) change policies through a greater desire for drastic changes.
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