Poll shows we care about future generations

An opinion poll has found that 64% of British people think future generations’ needs should take priority when sharing the Earth’s resources

An opinion poll commissioned by the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development and the Intergenerational Foundation has found that almost two thirds of British people (64%) think all future generations’ needs should take priority when we think about sharing the Earth’s resources. Sixty seven percent believe the UK government considers future generations too little in decisions it makes today.

Published in November 2011, the results of the Ipsos MORI poll also showed that nearly half (45%) of interviewees think passing on a healthy planet is more important than passing on a thriving economy (9%), safety and security (16%) or an unspoilt countryside (4%).