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 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

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 55 12.1% 12.1% -2.16
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 111 24.3% 36.4% -.73
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 290 63.6% 100% .69

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 12.1%
7
7.9%
10
13.1%
16
12.2%
14
22.6%
7
11.9%
54
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 27.6%
16
29.9%
38
26.2%
32
16.5%
19
19.4%
6
24.5%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 60.3%
35
62.2%
79
60.7%
74
71.3%
82
58.1%
18
63.6%
288
TOTAL 100.0%
58
100.0%
127
100.0%
122
100.0%
115
100.0%
31

453


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 15.3%
22
6.5%
4
18.8%
9
5.3%
3
5.6%
1
12.6%
16
12.1%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 25.0%
36
30.6%
19
29.2%
14
29.8%
17
22.2%
4
16.5%
21
24.3%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 59.7%
86
62.9%
39
52.1%
25
64.9%
37
72.2%
13
70.9%
90
63.6%
290
TOTAL 100.0%
144
100.0%
62
100.0%
48
100.0%
57
100.0%
18
100.0%
127

456


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 17.1%
14
11.1%
4
8.2%
13
15.9%
10
8.3%
9
11.2%
50
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 28.0%
23
25.0%
9
27.0%
43
14.3%
9
24.1%
26
24.6%
110
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 54.9%
45
63.9%
23
64.8%
103
69.8%
44
67.6%
73
64.3%
288
TOTAL 100.0%
82
100.0%
36
100.0%
159
100.0%
63
100.0%
108

448


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 12.4%
45
9.5%
6
13.8%
4
12.1%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 25.3%
92
22.2%
14
17.2%
5
24.3%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 62.4%
227
68.3%
43
69.0%
20
63.6%
290
TOTAL 100.0%
364
100.0%
63
100.0%
29

456


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 13.0%
34
7.4%
7
37.5%
3
13.3%
11
0.0%
0
12.1%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 23.8%
62
24.5%
23
25.0%
2
27.7%
23
11.1%
1
24.4%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 63.2%
165
68.1%
64
37.5%
3
59.0%
49
88.9%
8
63.5%
289
TOTAL 100.0%
261
100.0%
94
100.0%
8
100.0%
83
100.0%
9

455


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 13.1%
25
11.3%
30
12.1%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 22.5%
43
25.7%
68
24.3%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 64.4%
123
63.0%
167
63.6%
290
TOTAL 100.0%
191
100.0%
265

456

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