Britain ranks bottom in Europe for nature connectedness | Access to green space | The Guardian
Out of 14 nations surveyed, UK citizens measured lowest for their oneness with the natural world
From the romantic poets to the global reach of Sir David Attenborough, Britain has a reputation for being a nation of nature lovers.
But the citizens of this supposedly green and pleasant land are ranked bottom of 14 European nations measured for their “nature connectedness”, according to a new study.
Nature connectedness is a psychological concept that measures the closeness of an individual’s relationship with other species and the wild world. Studies have found that people with a high level of nature connectedness enjoy better mental health and are more likely to act in environmentally friendly ways.