Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Other > Analysis


ENVIRONM (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Which of the following statements best describes your personal view? [ENVIRONMENT]
  1) The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth
  2) It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection
  3) I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 701 45.8% 45.8%
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 240 15.7% 61.5%
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 590 38.5% 100%
Missing 36
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Christian (neither Protestant nor Catholic) Other None TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 41.9%
235
47.6%
170
35.6%
63
49.7%
79
55.4%
153
45.8%
700
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 19.3%
108
15.7%
56
14.7%
26
15.7%
25
9.1%
25
15.7%
240
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 38.9%
218
36.7%
131
49.7%
88
34.6%
55
35.5%
98
38.6%
590
TOTAL 100.0%
561
100.0%
357
100.0%
177
100.0%
159
100.0%
276

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Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60+ TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 50.5%
164
48.3%
187
47.6%
197
37.8%
153
45.8%
701
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 14.8%
48
14.7%
57
16.2%
67
16.8%
68
15.7%
240
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 34.8%
113
37.0%
143
36.2%
150
45.4%
184
38.5%
590
TOTAL 100.0%
325
100.0%
387
100.0%
414
100.0%
405

1531


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Some college Bachelor's degree or higher TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 40.2%
74
39.7%
180
45.6%
203
54.6%
245
45.9%
702
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 17.9%
33
11.7%
53
15.1%
67
19.2%
86
15.6%
239
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 41.8%
77
48.6%
220
39.3%
175
26.3%
118
38.5%
590
TOTAL 100.0%
184
100.0%
453
100.0%
445
100.0%
449

1531


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Other, non-Hispanic Hispanic TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 44.7%
457
41.7%
73
53.1%
60
50.7%
112
45.8%
702
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 16.8%
172
8.0%
14
19.5%
22
14.5%
32
15.7%
240
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 38.5%
394
50.3%
88
27.4%
31
34.8%
77
38.5%
590
TOTAL 100.0%
1023
100.0%
175
100.0%
113
100.0%
221

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 47.0%
347
44.7%
354
45.8%
701
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 19.4%
143
12.2%
97
15.7%
240
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 33.7%
249
43.1%
341
38.5%
590
TOTAL 100.0%
739
100.0%
792

1531


Family income (I-FINCOME)

Less than $19,999 $20,000 to $34,999 $35,000 to $59,999 $60,000 to $99,999 $100,000 or more TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 43.5%
94
37.7%
87
47.9%
158
42.8%
149
52.7%
213
45.8%
701
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 13.0%
28
13.0%
30
13.9%
46
20.7%
72
15.6%
63
15.6%
239
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 43.5%
94
49.4%
114
38.2%
126
36.5%
127
31.7%
128
38.5%
589
TOTAL 100.0%
216
100.0%
231
100.0%
330
100.0%
348
100.0%
404

1529


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed, divorced, separated Never married Living with partner TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 43.9%
343
38.5%
95
51.6%
199
55.6%
65
45.9%
702
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 17.4%
136
14.6%
36
15.8%
61
6.0%
7
15.7%
240
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 38.7%
302
47.0%
116
32.6%
126
38.5%
45
38.5%
589
TOTAL 100.0%
781
100.0%
247
100.0%
386
100.0%
117

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth 45.9%
128
45.9%
153
42.7%
242
50.7%
178
45.8%
701
It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection 13.6%
38
18.0%
60
15.5%
88
15.1%
53
15.6%
239
I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue 40.5%
113
36.0%
120
41.8%
237
34.2%
120
38.6%
590
TOTAL 100.0%
279
100.0%
333
100.0%
567
100.0%
351

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