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What Do Video Gamers Think About Global Warming?


10. Personal and Collective Actions to Limit Global Warming

10.1. Many video gamers are willing to take political actions to reduce global warming.

More than half of video gamers (59%) say they would sign a petition about global warming. About half of video gamers say they would volunteer their time (49%) or donate (48%) to an organization working on global warming, and four in ten or more would contact government officials about global warming (45%), or meet with an elected official or their staff (41%).

More than four in ten video gamers (44%) would support an organization engaging in non-violent civil disobedience against corporate or government activities that make global warming worse, and 38% would personally engage in such non-violent civil disobedience.

 

10.2. Most video gamers are participating in, or willing to join, a campaign to convince elected officials to take action to reduce global warming.

A majority of video gamers (52%) say they are either currently participating in a campaign to convince elected officials to take action to reduce global warming (7%), or are “definitely” (19%) or “probably” (25%) willing to join such a campaign.

 

10.3. About half of video gamers have engaged in consumer activism in the past 12 months.

About half of video gamers (49%) say they have rewarded companies that are taking steps to reduce global warming by buying their products one or more times in the past 12 months. More than four in ten video gamers (43%) say they have punished companies that are opposing steps to reduce global warming by not buying their products one or more times in the past 12 months.

 

10.4. About one in three video gamers intend to increase their consumer activism actions on global warming over the next 12 months.

About one in three video gamers (36%) say that over the next 12 months, they intend to buy products of companies that are taking steps to reduce global warming more frequently than they are now. About four in ten (44%) say they intend to buy products from these companies about as frequently as they are now.

One in three video gamers (33%) also say that over the next 12 months, they would like to punish companies that are opposing steps to reduce global warming by not buying their products more frequently than they are now. About four in ten (44%) say they plan to avoid products from these companies about as frequently as they do now.