General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset

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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

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 190 42.9% 42.9% -1.03
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 116 26.2% 69.1% .14
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 137 30.9% 100% 1.31

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 47.4%
27
45.5%
56
43.1%
53
40.2%
45
30.8%
8
42.9%
189
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 29.8%
17
25.2%
31
28.5%
35
23.2%
26
26.9%
7
26.3%
116
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 22.8%
13
29.3%
36
28.5%
35
36.6%
41
42.3%
11
30.8%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
57
100.0%
123
100.0%
123
100.0%
112
100.0%
26

441


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 48.9%
66
36.5%
23
54.3%
25
40.4%
23
35.3%
6
37.6%
47
42.9%
190
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 20.0%
27
39.7%
25
26.1%
12
38.6%
22
11.8%
2
22.4%
28
26.2%
116
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 31.1%
42
23.8%
15
19.6%
9
21.1%
12
52.9%
9
40.0%
50
30.9%
137
TOTAL 100.0%
135
100.0%
63
100.0%
46
100.0%
57
100.0%
17
100.0%
125

443


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 57.5%
46
45.9%
17
43.9%
68
33.9%
21
35.0%
35
43.1%
187
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 23.8%
19
29.7%
11
23.9%
37
27.4%
17
29.0%
29
26.0%
113
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 18.8%
15
24.3%
9
32.3%
50
38.7%
24
36.0%
36
30.9%
134
TOTAL 100.0%
80
100.0%
37
100.0%
155
100.0%
62
100.0%
100

434


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 41.4%
146
47.5%
29
51.7%
15
42.9%
190
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 28.9%
102
11.5%
7
24.1%
7
26.2%
116
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 29.7%
105
41.0%
25
24.1%
7
30.9%
137
TOTAL 100.0%
353
100.0%
61
100.0%
29

443


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 40.7%
103
42.2%
38
62.5%
5
46.9%
38
66.7%
6
43.1%
190
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 24.5%
62
28.9%
26
25.0%
2
28.4%
23
22.2%
2
26.1%
115
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 34.8%
88
28.9%
26
12.5%
1
24.7%
20
11.1%
1
30.8%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
253
100.0%
90
100.0%
8
100.0%
81
100.0%
9

441


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 44.7%
84
41.6%
106
42.9%
190
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 26.6%
50
25.9%
66
26.2%
116
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 28.7%
54
32.5%
83
30.9%
137
TOTAL 100.0%
188
100.0%
255

443

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