The poll by the YouGov research company was conducted on the occasion of the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in the French capital. The research looks at the positions of citizens of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the United States with regard to the role their states should assume in the effort to curb climate change.
The poll found that only 42 percent of British citizens support their country's delegation taking an active role and setting ambitious targets during the conference, while of the six other European countries surveyed only Finns showed less support for these goals.
The ongoing Paris climate talks are due to run until December 11 with delegates from 195 countries in attendance. The conference is expected to end in a new, legally binding, agreement on how to address climate change, including ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions.