General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment?
  1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment
  2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment
  3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 493 34.5% 34.5% -.77
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 410 28.7% 63.1% -.25
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 400 28% 91.1% .28
Don't know 122 8.5% 99.7% 2.89
No answer 5 .3% 100% 3.42

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 36.2%
220
33.2%
273
34.5%
493
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 33.6%
204
25.0%
206
28.7%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 24.7%
150
30.4%
250
28.0%
400
Don't know 5.3%
32
10.9%
90
8.5%
122
No answer 0.2%
1
0.5%
4
0.3%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
607
100.0%
823

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 41.3%
92
32.7%
53
33.5%
173
34.0%
68
33.0%
72
34.4%
21
34.7%
479
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 32.3%
72
30.2%
49
26.9%
139
30.5%
61
31.2%
68
24.6%
15
29.3%
404
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 19.7%
44
28.4%
46
30.4%
157
26.5%
53
31.2%
68
36.1%
22
28.3%
390
Don't know 6.7%
15
8.6%
14
8.7%
45
9.0%
18
4.6%
10
4.9%
3
7.6%
105
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
223
100.0%
162
100.0%
516
100.0%
200
100.0%
218
100.0%
61

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Age (I-AGE)

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 29.6%
79
35.6%
135
37.2%
140
33.7%
96
34.2%
41
34.4%
491
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 29.2%
78
32.7%
124
28.7%
108
28.1%
80
16.7%
20
28.7%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 31.5%
84
23.7%
90
26.1%
98
29.8%
85
35.8%
43
28.0%
400
Don't know 9.4%
25
7.9%
30
7.7%
29
7.7%
22
12.5%
15
8.5%
121
No answer 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.7%
2
0.8%
1
0.4%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
267
100.0%
379
100.0%
376
100.0%
285
100.0%
120

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 35.0%
86
32.5%
110
35.6%
192
34.3%
105
34.5%
493
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 30.5%
75
29.9%
101
25.6%
138
31.4%
96
28.7%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 23.6%
58
29.0%
98
29.1%
157
28.4%
87
28.0%
400
Don't know 10.6%
26
8.6%
29
9.3%
50
5.6%
17
8.5%
122
No answer 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
0.3%
1
0.3%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
246
100.0%
338
100.0%
540
100.0%
306

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 33.1%
222
37.4%
128
42.1%
8
34.8%
92
32.3%
40
34.5%
490
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 25.2%
169
26.0%
89
47.4%
9
36.4%
96
37.1%
46
28.8%
409
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 32.3%
217
28.7%
98
10.5%
2
19.7%
52
23.4%
29
28.0%
398
Don't know 9.1%
61
7.9%
27
0.0%
0
8.3%
22
7.3%
9
8.4%
119
No answer 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
671
100.0%
342
100.0%
19
100.0%
264
100.0%
124

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 35.0%
375
33.5%
77
32.0%
41
34.5%
493
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 32.9%
353
14.8%
34
18.0%
23
28.7%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 24.9%
267
36.5%
84
38.3%
49
28.0%
400
Don't know 6.8%
73
14.8%
34
11.7%
15
8.5%
122
No answer 0.4%
4
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1072
100.0%
230
100.0%
128

1430


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 37.1%
159
37.6%
79
38.1%
51
29.5%
64
21.2%
14
33.9%
94
34.6%
461
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 27.8%
119
37.1%
78
32.1%
43
26.7%
58
21.2%
14
27.1%
75
29.1%
387
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 25.5%
109
22.4%
47
20.9%
28
32.7%
71
45.5%
30
29.2%
81
27.5%
366
Don't know 9.1%
39
2.9%
6
9.0%
12
11.1%
24
10.6%
7
9.4%
26
8.6%
114
No answer 0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
1
0.4%
1
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
428
100.0%
210
100.0%
134
100.0%
217
100.0%
66
100.0%
277

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