Just 9% of Germans cite climate change and the environment as main concern.
A new poll finds support for Angela Merkel’s conservative coalition has risen sharply as the coronavirus pandemic has hit Germany, while concern over the urgency of climate action has plummeted.
[…] The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed other concerns, including climate change, the survey found. Sixty-eight percent of respondents called the coronavirus crisis the most important problem for the country right now and 31 percent are worried about the economic fallout from the pandemic.
Other topics have fallen in importance: 13 percent of respondents said they are concerned about foreigners and refugees, while just 9 percent cited climate change and the environment. Less than a year ago, in August 2019, 37 percent of respondents called climate change one of the most important problems for Germany.