Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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ENVIRON

Here are two statements which people sometimes make when discussing the environment and economic growth. Which of these statements comes closer to your own point of view? Protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers to some extent.
  1) PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY
  2) ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY
  3) CAN'T DECIDE

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 306 75.4% 75.4% -.53
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 60 14.8% 90.1% 1.01
CAN'T DECIDE 40 9.9% 100% 2.54

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 74.4%
125
76.1%
181
75.4%
306
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 19.0%
32
11.8%
28
14.8%
60
CAN'T DECIDE 6.5%
11
12.2%
29
9.9%
40
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
238

406


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 75.7%
265
72.2%
13
60.0%
3
72.7%
8
81.3%
13
75.5%
302
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 13.7%
48
27.8%
5
40.0%
2
18.2%
2
12.5%
2
14.8%
59
CAN'T DECIDE 10.6%
37
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
9.1%
1
6.3%
1
9.8%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
350
100.0%
18
100.0%
5
100.0%
11
100.0%
16

400


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 80.5%
178
74.1%
40
83.3%
5
70.3%
26
65.1%
56
75.5%
305
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 11.3%
25
11.1%
6
16.7%
1
16.2%
6
25.6%
22
14.9%
60
CAN'T DECIDE 8.1%
18
14.8%
8
0.0%
0
13.5%
5
9.3%
8
9.7%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
221
100.0%
54
100.0%
6
100.0%
37
100.0%
86

404


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 77.0%
141
75.0%
99
69.2%
9
74.1%
20
65.2%
15
75.1%
284
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 13.1%
24
15.9%
21
7.7%
1
18.5%
5
17.4%
4
14.6%
55
CAN'T DECIDE 9.8%
18
9.1%
12
23.1%
3
7.4%
2
17.4%
4
10.3%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
183
100.0%
132
100.0%
13
100.0%
27
100.0%
23

378


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 70.6%
77
82.0%
114
76.4%
94
57.1%
12
75.8%
297
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 17.4%
19
11.5%
16
16.3%
20
19.0%
4
15.1%
59
CAN'T DECIDE 11.9%
13
6.5%
9
7.3%
9
23.8%
5
9.2%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
109
100.0%
139
100.0%
123
100.0%
21

392


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 69.2%
18
70.4%
81
76.8%
73
77.8%
70
79.2%
61
75.2%
303
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 23.1%
6
18.3%
21
14.7%
14
10.0%
9
13.0%
10
14.9%
60
CAN'T DECIDE 7.7%
2
11.3%
13
8.4%
8
12.2%
11
7.8%
6
9.9%
40
TOTAL 100.0%
26
100.0%
115
100.0%
95
100.0%
90
100.0%
77

403


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 Less than $20,000 Less than $40,000 Less than $60,000 $60,000 or greater TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 71.4%
10
79.3%
23
83.0%
39
75.7%
28
88.2%
30
80.7%
130
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 21.4%
3
13.8%
4
8.5%
4
13.5%
5
5.9%
2
11.2%
18
CAN'T DECIDE 7.1%
1
6.9%
2
8.5%
4
10.8%
4
5.9%
2
8.1%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
14
100.0%
29
100.0%
47
100.0%
37
100.0%
34

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