Spain Survey

95% of the Spanish population would “impose strict controls and heavy penalties” on industries that damage the environment.

Metroscopia is a one of the most prestigious public opinion research institutes in Spain. In 2016, Metroscopia made a survey in Spain asking about “Sustainability” and the results showed that 87% of the Spanish population consider it necessary to create more green spaces and 95% of the Spanish population would “impose strict controls and heavy penalties” on industries that damage the environment. The study also showed that 71% of the Spanish population do not believe that the earth will be able to recover from the environmental damage that humans have created..

An analysis made by Rastreator.com in June of 2016 about the concerns of the Spanish population towards the environment and the use of renewable energy, shows that 53% of the Spanish population would be willing to pay more for energy from renewable sources and 92.8% think that renewable energy should be promoted. The survey showed that the autonomous communities of Murcia, Extremadura and the Canarias islands are the ones more aware of the necessity to preserve the environment.

From these numbers, it is possible to tell that most of Spain is aware of the need to accomplish the goals of the Paris Agreement and that if the main actors, meaning government and industrial leaders, take actions to preserve the environment then the people will support them.