Poll: European concern about climate change grows

A new study shows that more than two-thirds of EU citizens see climate change as a very serious problem, and the vast majority think the fight it can create jobs and help the economy.

The survey said 68 percent of people in the EU consider climate change a serious threat, compared with 64 percent in 2009. And 78 percent said climate change could help jobs and the economy, compared to 63 percent two years ago.

Connie Hedegaard, the climate of the EU commissioner, called the results encouraging news Friday.

The survey was conducted in June and 26,840 people from all 27 EU countries were interviewed in person. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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