A new survey released today by Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) reveals a collective message among the 6,200 children surveyed across 47 countries: children are increasingly concerned about the health of the planet and have very real fears about pollution and natural disasters.
The third annual Small Voices, Big Dreams survey, launched on Universal Children's Day and commissioned by CCFC together with the ChildFund Alliance, shows that one-third of children globally cite pollution as the environmental problem they worry most about, while one-fifth are most concerned about natural disasters, such as drought, earthquakes and floods. Fifty-three per cent of Canadian children said they were most worried about pollution.
"This year, we asked children about their hopes, dreams and fears, as well as their thoughts on the environment, and they had a lot to say," said Mark Lukowski, CEO of the Christian Children's Fund of Canada. "Whether from urban Canada or rural Africa, it was meaningful to hear the voices of this next generation".
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