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 people and their families in America to protect the environment?
  1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment
  2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment
  3) More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 206 14.4% 14.4% -1.07
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 441 30.8% 45.2% -.47
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 676 47.3% 92.5% .13
Don't know 102 7.1% 99.7% 3.15
No answer 5 .3% 100% 3.75

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 15.5%
94
13.6%
112
14.4%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 31.8%
193
30.1%
248
30.8%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 46.6%
283
47.8%
393
47.3%
676
Don't know 5.9%
36
8.0%
66
7.1%
102
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 people who damage the environment 14.8%
33
9.3%
15
15.5%
80
13.0%
26
15.1%
33
21.3%
13
14.5%
200
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 44.4%
99
38.3%
62
27.9%
144
31.5%
63
25.7%
56
18.0%
11
31.5%
435
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 35.0%
78
43.2%
70
50.0%
258
49.5%
99
53.2%
116
54.1%
33
47.4%
654
Don't know 5.8%
13
9.3%
15
6.2%
32
6.0%
12
6.0%
13
6.6%
4
6.4%
89
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 people who damage the environment 16.9%
45
15.3%
58
13.0%
49
10.9%
31
17.5%
21
14.3%
204
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 34.8%
93
38.8%
147
30.3%
114
23.9%
68
15.8%
19
30.9%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 40.1%
107
38.3%
145
50.0%
188
60.4%
172
53.3%
64
47.4%
676
Don't know 7.9%
21
7.7%
29
6.4%
24
4.2%
12
12.5%
15
7.1%
101
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 people who damage the environment 17.1%
42
14.2%
48
13.9%
75
13.4%
41
14.4%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 35.8%
88
33.7%
114
26.5%
143
31.4%
96
30.8%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 37.8%
93
45.9%
155
50.7%
274
50.3%
154
47.3%
676
Don't know 8.9%
22
6.2%
21
8.3%
45
4.6%
14
7.1%
102
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 people who damage the environment 14.8%
99
15.5%
53
0.0%
0
13.6%
36
14.5%
18
14.5%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 25.9%
174
29.8%
102
63.2%
12
39.8%
105
37.9%
47
31.0%
440
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 51.6%
346
48.8%
167
26.3%
5
37.5%
99
42.7%
53
47.2%
670
Don't know 7.5%
50
5.8%
20
10.5%
2
8.3%
22
4.8%
6
7.0%
100
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 people who damage the environment 13.3%
143
17.8%
41
17.2%
22
14.4%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 35.3%
378
16.5%
38
19.5%
25
30.8%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 45.7%
490
50.4%
116
54.7%
70
47.3%
676
Don't know 5.3%
57
14.8%
34
8.6%
11
7.1%
102
No answer 0.4%
4
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1072
100.0%
230
100.0%
128

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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 people who damage the environment 12.4%
53
14.3%
30
14.2%
19
16.1%
35
9.1%
6
17.3%
48
14.3%
191
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 34.6%
148
38.1%
80
33.6%
45
29.0%
63
21.2%
14
26.4%
73
31.8%
423
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 44.2%
189
44.3%
93
44.8%
60
45.2%
98
62.1%
41
50.2%
139
46.5%
620
Don't know 8.4%
36
3.3%
7
7.5%
10
9.7%
21
6.1%
4
5.8%
16
7.1%
94
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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