The excellent French version (5 years old!) Of the American magazine National Geographic, which for one hundred and sixteen years has been showing the vast world through wonderfully illustrated reports, devotes in its October issue a dossier to climate change . The part on the consequences of the greenhouse effect in France is supported by an Ipsos survey (1) entitled "The French face to global warming". We discover a France concerned and convinced, at 78%, that man is responsible for the greenhouse effect. The French believe, at 58%, that "it is up to everyone to change things in their daily life", while only 26% think that "it is first up to the government to take the necessary measures". Likewise, a majority (93%) of our compatriots say they are ready to turn off the night lights of household appliances, to drive their car at 120 instead of 130 km / h (84%), not to use the air conditioning (79%) ) or take public transport (79%). Problem: in their daily life, the French do exactly the opposite ...
1. 1 007 sample of respondents and the 4 5 2004 August.