Survey: Climate change and Brexit now the biggest issues facing Brits
- When the survey was last conducted in June 2016 immigration was seen as the biggest issue affecting the UK, with concerns about the climate in 13th place.
- But now people now cite climate change as second only to Brexit as the most important issue facing the country in the next 20 years.
- Some 23% said it was the most important issue, compared to a quarter who put Brexit top, while the economic situation in the UK finished a distant third cited by 10% of those quizzed in the October 2019 survey.
- The research found two-fifths of people (40%) are now very or extremely worried about climate change, double the 19% who showed high levels of concern in 2016.