30% Of Americans Believe Breaking The Law Over 'Climate Crisis' Is Justified

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 - 06:25 PM

Environmental protest group Just Stop Oil hit the headlines again last week after disrupting play twice at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the United Kingdom, as they called for the government to stop all new oil, gas and coal projects.

As Statista's Anna Fleck reports, protests over the environment have been on the rise in the country, with the group having also taken action at the World Snooker Championship and the rugby union Premiership final.

Public disturbances, whether interrupting sporting matches, halting traffic or vandalizing art, have prompted an array of responses from the public.

But what is the perspective of those abroad: is breaking the law ever acceptable for the sake of protecting the environment? According to data from a Statista Consumer Insights survey, a majority of people across the polled countries would say it is not.

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As the chart above shows, respondents in Mexico (41 percent) were most supportive of taking illicit action if needed in order to protect the environment out of the surveyed countries, followed by France (38 percent) and Brazil (34 percent).

Germans were the least supportive of breaking the rules out of the selected countries (26 percent).

In the UK, roughly a third of people would support it.