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Who Are the Citizens of the French Convention for Climate?


We conduct surveys on both participants in the French Citizens Convention for Climate (CCC) and the general public. By comparing the answers of the randomly drawn citizens with those of the general population on identical questions, we assess the representativity of the CCC, study the evolution of the citizens' opinions, and document the perceptions of the CCC. The CCC appeared broadly representative of the French population. Although, the CCC's Citizens seemed to have been somewhat more favorable to climate policies than the general population at the start, a majority support was found for all proposed measures but one. Despite our findings that the CCC correctly represented the population, we document widespread ignorance and mistrust towards the CCC, including a largely shared belief that it was not representative.
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halshs-03265053 , version 1 (18-06-2021)


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Adrien Fabre, Bénédicte Apouey, Thomas Douenne, Jean-Michel Fourniau, Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet, et al.. Who Are the Citizens of the French Convention for Climate?. 2021. ⟨halshs-03265053⟩
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