John Kenny

Senior Research Associate

John specialises in the area of public opinion research, with a particular focus on environmental and climate change attitudes. He is currently a researcher on the ERC-funded project Deep Decarbonisation: The Democratic Challenge of Navigating Governance Traps where he examines whether and how publics are willing to commit to policies and actions that would result in substantial and rapid societal decarbonisation.

Prior to joining UEA, he held positions at the University of Southampton and the University of Oxford.


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Kenny, John (2021), ‘Are environment versus economy trade-off questions more about environmental or economic attitudes?’, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 159-170

Kenny, John (2020), ‘The role of political attention in moderating the association between political identities and anthropogenic climate change belief in Britain’, Political Studies

Kenny, John (2020), ‘Economic conditions and support for the prioritisation of environmental protection during the Great Recession’, Environmental Politics, Vol 29, No. 6, pp. 937-958

Kenny, John (2019), ‘Environmentalism undercover: The environmental dimension of public support for domestic water charges’, Electoral Studies, Vol. 62, 102088, pp. 1-11

Kenny, John (2018), ‘The role of economic perceptions in influencing views on climate change: An experimental analysis with British respondents’, Climate Policy, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 581-592.

Kenny, John (2018), ‘Environmental protection preferences under strain: An analysis of the impact of changing individual perceptions of economic and financial conditions on environmental public opinion during economic crisis’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp.105-124.