General Social Survey 2012 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

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 55 11% 11% -1.18
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 111 22.2% 33.1% -.59
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 290 57.9% 91% 0
Don't know 45 9% 100% 2.93

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 10.9%
7
7.3%
10
12.0%
16
10.9%
14
21.2%
7
10.9%
54
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 25.0%
16
27.7%
38
24.1%
32
14.7%
19
18.2%
6
22.4%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 54.7%
35
57.7%
79
55.6%
74
63.6%
82
54.5%
18
58.1%
288
Don't know 9.4%
6
7.3%
10
8.3%
11
10.9%
14
6.1%
2
8.7%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
64
100.0%
137
100.0%
133
100.0%
129
100.0%
33

496


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 14.0%
22
6.0%
4
17.3%
9
4.8%
3
5.0%
1
11.2%
16
11.0%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 22.9%
36
28.4%
19
26.9%
14
27.4%
17
20.0%
4
14.7%
21
22.2%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 54.8%
86
58.2%
39
48.1%
25
59.7%
37
65.0%
13
62.9%
90
57.9%
290
Don't know 8.3%
13
7.5%
5
7.7%
4
8.1%
5
10.0%
2
11.2%
16
9.0%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
157
100.0%
67
100.0%
52
100.0%
62
100.0%
20
100.0%
143

501


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 16.3%
14
10.0%
4
7.5%
13
14.5%
10
7.6%
9
10.3%
50
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 26.7%
23
22.5%
9
24.9%
43
13.0%
9
22.0%
26
22.6%
110
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 52.3%
45
57.5%
23
59.5%
103
63.8%
44
61.9%
73
59.3%
288
Don't know 4.7%
4
10.0%
4
8.1%
14
8.7%
6
8.5%
10
7.8%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
86
100.0%
40
100.0%
173
100.0%
69
100.0%
118

486


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 11.5%
45
8.1%
6
11.4%
4
11.0%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 23.5%
92
18.9%
14
14.3%
5
22.2%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 57.9%
227
58.1%
43
57.1%
20
57.9%
290
Don't know 7.1%
28
14.9%
11
17.1%
6
9.0%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
392
100.0%
74
100.0%
35

501


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 11.5%
30
6.5%
7
37.5%
3
12.1%
11
12.1%
4
11.0%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 21.5%
56
21.5%
23
25.0%
2
25.3%
23
21.2%
7
22.2%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 59.2%
154
59.8%
64
37.5%
3
53.8%
49
57.6%
19
57.9%
289
Don't know 7.7%
20
12.1%
13
0.0%
0
8.8%
8
9.1%
3
8.8%
44
TOTAL 100.0%
260
100.0%
107
100.0%
8
100.0%
91
100.0%
33

499


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 12.1%
25
10.2%
30
11.0%
55
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 20.9%
43
23.1%
68
22.2%
111
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 59.7%
123
56.6%
167
57.9%
290
Don't know 7.3%
15
10.2%
30
9.0%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
206
100.0%
295

501

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