The economy, increasing utility bills and debt topped the list of consumer concerns for the next six months, with the environment at 11th in the list with just 8% of the poll. Health was also surprisingly low down the list, with just 10%.
The research also found that the percentage of people worried about the environment has barely moved in the past two years. However, 76% of people did say it was important to them personally that grocery products were manufactured with raw materials that are not harmful to the environment. Over two-thirds of people also said it was important that companies implemented programmes to improve the environment, while 34% said that climate change had influenced the way they buy food.
"Our research also found that 70% of consumers thought information on food and grocery packaging was insufficient for them to make a climate-aware decision on what to buy," said Jonathan Banks, business insight director. "This indicates there is a need for more information on point-of-sale, on-pack or at least online."