A vast majority of Australian (77 per cent) and Japanese (81 per cent) respondents to the USSC midterms polling support collaboration with the United States on climate change. This is reflective of the broader desire to increase the scope of the alliance to address critical issues. For Australian and Japanese respondents, climate change is viewed as a top issue for the alliance agenda. While slightly more Japanese respondents felt it was either somewhat or very important, the sentiment was stronger with Australians. Nearly half (48 per cent) of Australian respondents felt collaboration with the United States on climate change was very important. This highlights an area where actions by the United States will have an outsized impact in terms of positive sentiment with allies. Heading into the summit season, a number of US allies want to see this at the top of the agenda.
How important is it to collaborate with the United States on climate change?
Percentage of Australian and Japanese respondents saying it is important