Southern Focus Poll, 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 591 72.8% 72.8% -.56
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 147 18.1% 90.9% .99
CAN'T DECIDE 74 9.1% 100% 2.55

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 69.8%
243
75.0%
348
72.8%
591
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 21.3%
74
15.7%
73
18.1%
147
CAN'T DECIDE 8.9%
31
9.3%
43
9.1%
74
TOTAL 100.0%
348
100.0%
464

812


Race (I-RACE)

White African American/Black Other TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 73.1%
459
69.9%
72
75.8%
47
72.9%
578
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 18.3%
115
23.3%
24
9.7%
6
18.3%
145
CAN'T DECIDE 8.6%
54
6.8%
7
14.5%
9
8.8%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
628
100.0%
103
100.0%
62

793


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 71.5%
318
81.7%
76
77.8%
21
60.0%
45
76.8%
129
72.9%
589
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 18.7%
83
11.8%
11
18.5%
5
21.3%
16
19.0%
32
18.2%
147
CAN'T DECIDE 9.9%
44
6.5%
6
3.7%
1
18.7%
14
4.2%
7
8.9%
72
TOTAL 100.0%
445
100.0%
93
100.0%
27
100.0%
75
100.0%
168

808


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other religion No religion TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 71.3%
405
69.6%
94
75.0%
9
82.2%
37
90.0%
36
72.6%
581
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 18.5%
105
23.7%
32
16.7%
2
6.7%
3
10.0%
4
18.3%
146
CAN'T DECIDE 10.2%
58
6.7%
9
8.3%
1
11.1%
5
0.0%
0
9.1%
73
TOTAL 100.0%
568
100.0%
135
100.0%
12
100.0%
45
100.0%
40

800


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 62.2%
163
78.9%
209
78.1%
157
80.0%
16
72.9%
545
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 27.9%
73
11.3%
30
14.9%
30
10.0%
2
18.0%
135
CAN'T DECIDE 9.9%
26
9.8%
26
7.0%
14
10.0%
2
9.1%
68
TOTAL 100.0%
262
100.0%
265
100.0%
201
100.0%
20

748


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college degree TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 66.0%
62
74.0%
168
71.5%
163
73.7%
112
76.9%
83
72.7%
588
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 20.2%
19
17.6%
40
19.3%
44
17.8%
27
15.7%
17
18.2%
147
CAN'T DECIDE 13.8%
13
8.4%
19
9.2%
21
8.6%
13
7.4%
8
9.1%
74
TOTAL 100.0%
94
100.0%
227
100.0%
228
100.0%
152
100.0%
108

809


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 Less than $30,000 Less than $40,000 Less then $60,000 $60,000 or greater TOTAL
PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 71.4%
20
75.2%
76
84.4%
38
76.3%
58
75.0%
72
76.3%
264
ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 14.3%
4
21.8%
22
11.1%
5
14.5%
11
16.7%
16
16.8%
58
CAN'T DECIDE 14.3%
4
3.0%
3
4.4%
2
9.2%
7
8.3%
8
6.9%
24
TOTAL 100.0%
28
100.0%
101
100.0%
45
100.0%
76
100.0%
96

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