Exploring climate change in culturally diverse Australian households

Australian residents, from a range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, are being sought to help researchers at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research answer the following questions:

How do Australians feel about climate change?
How might climate change affect Australian households?
How might Australians’ everyday lives change due to climate change?
Are Australians prepared to cope with these changes?
Are some households better prepared to cope than others?

These are just some of the questions being asked by PhD student, Stephanie Toole, in a survey designed to explore culturally diverse environmental understandings and values. This research recognises that individuals from different cultural backgrounds have valuable and diverse environmental experiences and perspectives, and we hope to learn from these.

As part of this research, we are inviting individuals from all cultural backgrounds to participate in an online survey titled ‘Preparing for climate change? A survey of views and practices in culturally diverse Australian households’.

This confidential questionnaire is currently available online in three languages, including English, Simplified Chinese, and Vietnamese using the links below:

English: https://surveymonkey.com/s/D2H2FPK
Simplified Chinese / 中文: https://surveymonkey.com/s/XBSJ2KS
Vietnamese / tiếng Việt: https://surveymonkey.com/s/XBT6HNG

An Arabic version of the questionnaire is also available as a paper copy.

If you would like to participate, we estimate that completing the questionnaire will take about 30 minutes of your time. You do not need to believe in climate change in order to complete the questionnaire – we value all views. If you provide your contact details on the final page of the questionnaire you will have a chance to win one of five $100 shopping vouchers.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this research (including obtaining a paper copy of the questionnaire in the above languages, or Arabic), please contact Stephanie Toole on 4298 1209 or at st921@uowmail.edu.au.

'Preparing for climate change?' research questionnaire cover

Cover of the ‘Preparing for Climate Change?’ questionnaire.

Thank you on behalf of our research team (Stephanie Toole, Natascha Klocker, Lesley Head, Gordon Waitt and Heather Goodall).

Stephanie Toole is a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research.

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