The dataset is of 10,000 participants, aged 16–25 years and is fully anonymised. It includes data from 1,000 people in each of 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, India, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, the UK, and the USA. Quota sampling was used, based on age, gender, and region. Because quota sampling did not lead to complete representativeness by country, collected data were weighted based on statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for each country by age group, gender, and region. The survey completed includes questions about climate anxiety – worry, impaired functioning, emotions, thoughts, and experiences of being dismissed or ignored. There are also responses relating to thoughts and emotions about government inaction on climate change.
The dataset is stored in the format used by statistical programme SPSS.