Aussie Attitudes to Nature
From the Great Barrier Reef across to the Kimberley and down to Tasmania’s forests, Australia has one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
The natural wonders in our ‘big backyard’ make this country unique and are a point of pride for many Australians.
WWF-Australia’s Backyard Barometer aims to provide a deeper understanding of Australians’ relationship with the environment and how it has changed over time.
Our inaugural report is the most comprehensive review of current and historical Australian attitudes towards nature to date – revealing a strong sense of ownership among Australians when it comes to their ‘big backyard,’ along with rising concerns around environmental issues.
Conducted in partnership with Roy Morgan, the Backyard Barometer study combines 20 years of historical data with a new representative survey of 1,800 Australians – which measures their attitudes towards nature and the environment, specifically looking at four categories:
Wildlife, nature and trees | Oceans and the Great Barrier Reef | Sustainable food | Climate change and energy