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German population sees Greta Thunberg very differently than most media

A good 60 percent of Germans do not consider "Fridays for Future" founder Greta Thunberg to be a role model - in contrast to the obvious large majority of opinion leaders in the media.

Germany is one of the most important countries for Greta Thunberg's "Fridays for Future" movement: in only a few other countries does it enjoy such broad support from most of the media - especially from the public broadcasters. But also politicians from the Greens and the SPD and church representatives regularly treat the young woman as an uncriticizable authority. When her work "The Climate Book" was published in 2022, it received a wide response in the media in Germany.

Only: as in many other cases, the media and the majority of the population also differ significantly in their perception of Greta Thunberg. According to a Civey survey, a good 60 percent of Germans do not see her as a role model when it comes to climate protection. The polling institute asked online from December 28, 2022 to January 1, 2023: "In your opinion, is Greta Thunberg a role model in climate protection"? Only 18.4 percent answered: "Yes, definitely". Another 12.3 percent said: rather yes. Nine percent of respondents remained undecided. On the other hand, 15.8 percent said she was not a role model. As many as 44.5 percent found that she can by no means be considered a positive identification figure.

Unsurprisingly, the survey result was not reflected in most of the media, like an earlier survey with a similar result.

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