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How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT5)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 412 33.9
2) Fairly serious 585 48.1
3) Not very serious 204 16.8
4) Not serious at all 14 1.2
9) Varied 0 0
TOTAL1,215100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT4)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 674 54.5
2) Fairly serious 463 37.5
3) Not very serious 91 7.4
4) Not serious at all 8 0.6
9) Varied 0 0
TOTAL1,236100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT4)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 347 46.5
2) Fairly serious 317 42.4
3) Not very serious 73 9.8
4) Not serious at all 9 1.2
9) Varied 1 0.1
TOTAL747100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT4)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 161 45
2) Fairly serious 152 42.5
3) Not very serious 41 11.5
4) Not serious at all 4 1.1
TOTAL358100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT4)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 301 46.3
2) Fairly serious 288 44.3
3) Not very serious 56 8.6
4) Not serious at all 4 0.6
9) Varied 1 0.2
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT5)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 92 23.4
2) Fairly serious 198 50.4
3) Not very serious 89 22.6
4) Not serious at all 12 3.1
9) Varied 2 0.5
TOTAL393100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT5)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 73 26.6
2) Fairly serious 131 47.8
3) Not very serious 61 22.3
4) Not serious at all 9 3.3
TOTAL274100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT5)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 122 28.5
2) Fairly serious 209 48.8
3) Not very serious 86 20.1
4) Not serious at all 11 2.6
TOTAL428100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT5)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 189 29.5
2) Fairly serious 309 48.3
3) Not very serious 128 20
4) Not serious at all 14 2.2
TOTAL640100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How serious do you think the following problem is in Canada today? - The environment (ENVIRT4)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 188 43.9
2) Fairly serious 191 44.6
3) Not very serious 44 10.3
4) Not serious at all 5 1.2
TOTAL428100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


In general, do you think Southerners are more concerned about the environment or less concerned about the environment than people in other areas of the country? (CONCENVI)
  TOTAL %
1) Southerners more 222 23.8
2) Southerners less 189 20.3
3) About the same (vol) 256 27.5
4) Dont know/No answer 265 28.4
TOTAL932100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In general, do you think Southerners are more concerned about the environment or less concerned about the environment than people in other areas of the country? (CONCENVI)
  TOTAL %
1) Southerners more 181 44.3
2) Southerners less 106 25.9
3) About the same (vol) 68 16.6
4) Dont know/No answer 54 13.2
TOTAL409100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? A. There are more important things to do in life than protect the environment. (IMPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 40 2.7
2) Agree 322 21.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree 316 20.9
4) Disagree 654 43.3
5) Strongly disagree 136 9
8) Cant choose 32 2.1
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,509100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How much does each of the following statements sound like you? I strongly believe that people should care for nature. Looking after the environment is important to me. [Schwartz Values] (SV19)
  TOTAL %
-1) Refused 12 0.8
1) Very much like me 290 19.1
2) Like me 437 28.8
3) Sometimes like me 413 27.2
4) A little like me 240 15.8
5) Not like me 87 5.7
6) Not like me at all 39 2.6
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


To what extent is your position on each of the following a reflection of your core moral beliefs and convictions? The environment [Moral Foundation of Politics Scale (MOPS)] (MOPS3_06)
  TOTAL %
-1) Refused 10 1.5
1) Not at all 96 14.2
2) Slightly 125 18.4
3) Moderately 217 32
4) Much 119 17.6
5) Very much 111 16.4
TOTAL678100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Please indicate which two issues are the LEAST important challenges you think our country is dealing with today [Issue 1]. [Moral Foundation of Politics Scale (MOPS)] (MOPS21)
  TOTAL %
-1) Refused 6 0.4
1) Abortion 270 17.8
2) The unemployment rate 12 0.8
3) Illegal immigration 121 8
4) Education 43 2.8
5) Same sex marriage 461 30.4
6) The environment 150 9.9
7) Social Security 25 1.6
8) Health care reform 22 1.4
9) The deficit 24 1.6
10) The housing crisis 94 6.2
11) Income inequality 242 15.9
12) Taxes 48 3.2
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Now I will briefly describe some people. Please listen to each description and tell me how much each person is or is not like you. Use this card for your answer: [response to gendfill1a] strongly believes that people should care for nature. Looking after the environment is important to [response to gendfill2]. (VALECO)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very much like me 315 26
2) Like me 420 34.7
3) Somewhat like me 266 21.9
4) A little like me 141 11.6
5) Not like me 51 4.2
6) Not like me at all 11 0.9
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) No answer 5 0.4
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I will briefly describe some people. Please listen to each description and tell me how much each person is or is not like you. Use this card for your answer: [response to gendfill1a] strongly believes that people should care for nature. Looking after the environment is important to [response to gendfill2]. (VALECO)
  TOTAL %
1) Very much like me 315 26.2
2) Like me 420 34.9
3) Somewhat like me 266 22.1
4) A little like me 141 11.7
5) Not like me 51 4.2
6) Not like me at all 11 0.9
TOTAL1,204100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I will briefly describe some people. Please listen to each description and tell me how much each person is or is not like you. Use this card for your answer: [response to gendfill1a] strongly believes that people should care for nature. Looking after the environment is important to [response to gendfill2]. (VALECO)
  TOTAL %
1) Very much like me 315 26
2) Like me 420 34.7
3) Somewhat like me 266 21.9
4) A little like me 141 11.6
5) Not like me 51 4.2
6) Not like me at all 11 0.9
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) No answer 5 0.4
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? A. There are more important things to do in life than protect the environment. (IMPGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 40 2.7
2) Agree 322 21.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree 316 20.9
4) Disagree 654 43.3
5) Strongly disagree 136 9
8) Cant choose 32 2.1
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,509100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Referring to the ENVIRONMENT/JOBS issue in the previous question: How important is this issue to you personally? EXTREMELY important, VERY important, SOMEWHAT important, NOT TOO important, or NOT AT ALL important? (ENVIRON2)
  TOTAL %
1) Extremely important 248 20.5
2) Very important 371 30.6
3) Somewhat important 454 37.5
4) Not too important 109 9
5) Not at all important 20 1.7
8) Dont know 9 0.7
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement? -- There are more important things to do in life than protect the environment. (IMPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 33 2.6
2) Agree 204 16
3) Neither agree nor disagree 346 27.1
4) Disagree 479 37.5
5) Strongly disagree 123 9.6
8) Dont know 25 2
9) No answer 66 5.2
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


To begin with, thinking of the issues presently confronting (Canada/the United States), what other issues do you think are important for (Canada/the U.S.) right now? -- Environment/Pollution (ISSUE8)
  TOTAL %
0) Not checked 0 0
1) Checked 194 100
TOTAL194100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: U.S. and Canadian samples
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Phone


In your community is each of the following a serious problem, a small problem, or not a problem? - Threats to the environment (PROBENV)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious problem 304 19.9
2) Small problem 599 39.2
3) Not a problem 571 37.4
4) Dont know 53 3.5
5) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,528100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Compared to 5 years ago, has each of the following become a lot more important to you, somewhat more important, stayed the same, become somewhat less important, or a lot less important to you -- The environment (ISSUE5)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot more important 351 34.4
2) Somewhat more important 397 38.9
3) Stayed the same 231 22.6
4) Somewhat less important 20 2
5) A lot less important 10 1
6) Dont know/Refused 11 1.1
TOTAL1,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of the environment be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22J) (ENVIRO)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 1,787 61.5
2) Somewhat important 836 28.8
3) Not too important 179 6.2
4) Not at all important 77 2.7
9) Dont know/Refused 26 0.9
TOTAL2,905100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of the environment be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of the environment be? (ISSENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 899 52.9
2) Somewhat important 587 34.5
3) Not too important 120 7.1
4) Not at all important 74 4.4
9) Dont know/Refused 21 1.2
TOTAL1,701100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
...in location: This question type asks about the importance/seriousness of environmental issues in a particular location.
...to groups: This question type asks the respondent how concerned particular groups are about the environment.
...to self: This question type asks respondent about the personal importance of environmental issues.
...to voting: This question type asks the respondent the extent to which environmental concerns will impact voting decisions.

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