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Which party do you think would do a better job of handling the problem of pollution and (1990, 1994: protection of) the environment? (VCF9008)
  TOTAL %
1) Better by Democrats 1,705 33.7
3) Same by both 2,591 51.2
5) Better by Republicans 509 10.1
8) DK 227 4.5
9) NA 24 0.5
TOTAL5,056100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How successful do you think the government in America is nowadays in each of the following areas? F. Protecting the environment? (HELPENV)
  TOTAL %
1) Very successful 75 4.9
2) Quite successful 430 28.3
3) Neither successful nor unsuccessful 422 27.8
4) Quite unsuccessful 371 24.4
5) Very unsuccessful 195 12.8
8) Cant choose 23 1.5
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the environment? (V083031)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 12 0.5
-8) Dont know 288 12.4
1) Approve 678 29.2
5) Disapprove 1,345 57.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which party could do a better job of protecting the environment? (QN13_F)
  TOTAL %
1) The Republican Party 812 20.2
2) The Democratic Party 1,738 43.3
3) Both equally 290 7.2
4) Neither 197 4.9
8) Dont know 920 22.9
9) Refused 59 1.5
TOTAL4,016100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the environment? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ENVIRON and PENVIRON.] (TENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) Democrats 322 53.7
2) Republicans 198 33
3) (VOL) Neither 37 6.2
4) (VOL) Both 19 3.2
8) DK/No opinion 24 4
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..g. Do more to protect the environment (Q39G)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 667 39.6
2) Agree 728 43.2
3) Disagree 185 11
4) Strongly disagree 41 2.4
5) Undecided 63 3.7
TOTAL1,684100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Here are some social issues facing our country today. How interested are you in each one, quite interested, fairly interested, or not very interested? -- legislation to protect the environment (SOCENVRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Quite interested 3,372 60.2
2) Fairly interested 1,707 30.5
3) Not very interested 490 8.7
4) Dont know/refused 34 0.6
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment OR This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment (INF_PROT)
  TOTAL %
10) A personal experience 893 21.4
11) The views of your friends and family 136 3.3
12) What you have seen or read in the media 1,020 24.4
13) Your religious beliefs 154 3.7
14) Your education 1,481 35.4
15) Something else 425 10.2
16) Dont know/Refused 70 1.7
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment) or the SECOND statement (This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (PROTENVI)
  TOTAL %
1) First statement 3,221 77.1
2) Second statement 803 19.2
3) Neither/Both equally 91 2.2
4) Dont know/Refused 64 1.5
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Im going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you dont really care about the issue, please say so. P. Reducing federal regulations aimed at protecting the environment (P16ENVRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly oppose 436 22.6
2) 2 221 11.4
3) 3 217 11.2
4) Neutral 363 18.8
5) 5 215 11.1
6) 6 229 11.8
7) Strongly favor 252 13
TOTAL1,933100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: There needs to be stricter laws and regulation to protect the environment. (Q10A) (DTLAWENV)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 5,847 45.3
2) Mostly agree 5,139 39.8
3) Mostly disagree 1,375 10.7
4) Completely disagree 430 3.3
9) Dont know/Refused 115 0.9
TOTAL12,906100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with the environment. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ENVIRON and TENVIRON.] (PENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) The highest priority 106 17.6
2) High priority but not the highest 211 35
3) Middle priority 206 34.2
4) Lower priority 73 12.1
8) DK/No opinion 7 1.2
TOTAL603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In deciding U.S. policies about trading with other countries, how much priority should be given to each of the following: Protecting the global environment. Do you think this should have top priority, some priority or no priority at all in deciding U.S. trade policy? (TRADE_3)
  TOTAL %
1) Top priority 1,911 58.1
2) Some priority 1,184 36
3) No priority at all 125 3.8
9) Dont know/Refused 70 2.1
TOTAL3,290100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The environment. (ENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) Go too far 59 14
2) Strike about the right balance 135 32
3) Dont go far enough 212 50.2
4) Dont know/No answer 16 3.8
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Wed like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Protecting the environment. [QUESTIONS PRCUTTAX, PRIMPRED, PRELDRXS, PRENVIRN, PRUPGMIL ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRENVIRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Highest priority 192 28.9
2) High priority, but not the highest 282 42.5
3) Middle priority 160 24.1
4) Lower priority 27 4.1
5) (VOL) No priority 1 0.2
8) DK/No opinion 2 0.3
TOTAL664100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now Im going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment OR…This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment. (STATENVI)
  TOTAL %
1) Statement #1 - strongly 5,685 67
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 895 10.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly 1,050 12.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 401 4.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 238 2.8
9) Dont know/refused 214 2.5
TOTAL8,483100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. There needs to be stricter law and regulations to protect the environment. (ENVLAWS)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 709 35.4
2) Mostly agree 965 48.1
3) Mostly disagree 238 11.9
4) Completely disagree 59 2.9
9) Dont know/Refused 34 1.7
TOTAL2,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF FORM=1 1]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : There needs to be stricter laws and regulations to protect the environment (AGREE1A)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 2,278 46.4
2) Mostly agree 1,991 40.5
3) Mostly disagree 466 9.5
4) Completely disagree 148 3
9) Dont know/Refused 28 0.6
TOTAL4,911100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


And which one of the following closest to your views? Government should let businesses decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means they dont always do the right thing, or government should pass laws to make businesses protect the environment, even if it interferes with business right to make their own decisions. (BUSDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let businesses decide 167 11.1
2) Government should pass laws 1,093 72.5
8) Dont know 239 15.8
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


If you had to choose, which one of the following would be closest to your views? Government should let ordinary people decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means they dont always do the right thing, or government should pass laws to make ordinary people protect the environment, even if it interferes with peoples right to make their own decisions. (PUBDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let ordinary people decide 396 26.3
2) Government should pass laws 684 45.4
8) Dont know 417 27.7
9) No answer 11 0.7
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


If you had to choose, which one of the following would be closest to your views? Government should let ordinary people decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means they dont always do the right thing, or government should pass laws to make ordinary people protect the environment, even if it interferes with peoples right to make their own decisions. (PUBDECID)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Government should let ordinary people decide 396 26.3
2) Government should pass laws 684 45.4
8) Dont know 417 27.7
9) No answer 11 0.7
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the governments responsibility to impose strict laws to make industry do less damage to the environment? (GRNLAWS)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely should be 925 60.9
2) Probably should be 478 31.5
3) Probably should not be 76 5
4) Definitely should not be 18 1.2
8) Cant choose 20 1.3
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these two groups do you think is making more effort to look after the environment: government, business and industry or both about equally? (GOVTBIZ)
  TOTAL %
1) Government 492 38.6
2) Business and industry 136 10.7
3) Both equally 303 23.7
8) Cant choose 241 18.9
9) No answer 104 8.2
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select: 1) Government should let businesses decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means that they dont always do the right thing; or 2) Government should pass laws to make businesses protect the environment, even if it interferes with business right to make their own decisions. (BUSDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let businesses decide 113 8.9
2) Government should pass laws 870 68.2
8) Cant choose 188 14.7
9) No answer 105 8.2
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select: 1) Government should let ordinary people decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means that they dont always do the right thing; or 2) Government should pass laws to make ordinary people protect the environment, even if it interferes with peoples right to make their own decisions. (PUBDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let ordinary people decide 293 23
2) Government should pass laws 571 44.7
8) Cant choose 307 24.1
9) No answer 105 8.2
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Some people believe that certain kinds of problems could be better handled by the United Nations or regional organizations rather than by each national government separately. Others think that these problems should be left entirely to the national governments. Im going to mention some problems. For each one, would you tell me whether you think that policies in this area should be decided by the national governments, by regional organizations, or by the United Nations? Protection of the environment. (V180)
  TOTAL %
-4) Not asked 1,500 2.5
-3) Not applicable 203 0.3
-2) No answer 1,086 1.8
-1) Dont know 3,914 6.5
1) National governments 28,053 46.3
2) Regional organization 14,808 24.4
3) United Nations 10,708 17.7
4) National governments with UN coordination (cs) 100 0.2
5) Non-profit/ Non-governmental organization (cs) 177 0.3
6) Commercial enterprise (cs) 30 0
TOTAL60,579100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nations
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the governments responsibility to impose strict laws to make industry do less damage to the environment? (GRNLAWS)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely should be 572 42.9
2) Probably should be 521 39.1
3) Probably should not be 104 7.8
4) Definitely should not be 35 2.6
8) Cant choose 43 3.2
9) No answer 57 4.3
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondents state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? A. Protecting the natural environment (L1ENVRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Federal government 1,159 66.2
2) State government 324 18.5
3) Local government 119 6.8
4) Private organizations 63 3.6
5) Individuals 86 4.9
TOTAL1,751100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select: 1) Government should let businesses decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means that they dont always do the right thing; or 2) Government should pass laws to make businesses protect the environment, even if it interferes with business right to make their own decisions. (BUSDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let business decide 127 9.2
2) Government should pass laws 1,047 75.5
8) Cant choose 175 12.6
9) No answer 37 2.7
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select: 1) Government should let ordinary people decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means that they dont always do the right thing; or 2) Government should pass laws to make ordinary people protect the environment, even if it interferes with peoples right to make their own decisions. (PUBDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let ordinary people decide 284 20.5
2) Government should pass laws 786 56.7
8) Cant choose 278 20.1
9) No answer 38 2.7
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And which one of the following is closest to your views? Government should let businesses decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means they dont always do the right thing, or government should pass laws to make businesses protect the environment, even if it interferes with businesses right to make their own decisions. (BUSDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let businesses decide 118 7.6
2) Government should pass laws 1,223 78.5
8) Cant choose 174 11.2
9) No answer 42 2.7
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


If you had to choose, which one of the following would be closest to your views? Government should let ordinary people decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means they dont always do the right thing, or government should pass laws to make ordinary people protect the environment, even if it interferes with peoples right to make their own decisions. (PUBDECID)
  TOTAL %
1) Government should let ordinary people decide 261 16.8
2) Government should pass laws 968 62.2
8) Cant choose 288 18.5
9) No answer 40 2.6
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 1,460 58.8
2) About right 700 28.2
3) Too much 266 10.7
8) Dont know 53 2.1
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 1,439 59.4
2) About right 664 27.4
3) Too much 247 10.2
8) Dont know 72 3
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,424100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 1,439 61.2
2) About right 664 28.3
3) Too much 247 10.5
TOTAL2,350100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 1,439 59.4
2) About right 664 27.4
3) Too much 247 10.2
8) Dont know 72 3
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,424100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 1,355 55.9
2) About right 784 32.4
3) Too much 234 9.7
8) Dont know 47 1.9
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,422100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 1,351 56.4
2) About right 759 31.7
3) Too much 237 9.9
8) Dont know 46 1.9
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,395100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 1,351 57.6
2) About right 759 32.3
3) Too much 237 10.1
TOTAL2,347100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 1,351 56.4
2) About right 759 31.7
3) Too much 237 9.9
8) Dont know 46 1.9
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,395100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 1,183 66.5
2) About right 393 22.1
3) Too much 158 8.9
8) Dont know 46 2.6
TOTAL1,780100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 1,460 58.8
2) About right 700 28.2
3) Too much 266 10.7
8) Dont know 53 2.1
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 1,183 66.5
2) About right 416 23.4
3) Too much 132 7.4
8) Dont know 47 2.6
TOTAL1,778100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 1,355 55.9
2) About right 784 32.4
3) Too much 234 9.7
8) Dont know 47 1.9
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL2,422100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 877 62.3
2) Right 368 26.2
3) Too much 123 8.7
8) Dont know 37 2.6
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 793 58.4
2) Right 439 32.3
3) Too much 90 6.6
8) Dont know 33 2.4
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,358100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY_1) (NTENVY_1)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 350 68.4
2) About right 115 22.5
3) Too much 22 4.3
8) Dont know 26 5.1
9) No answer -1 -0.2
TOTAL512100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY_2) (NTENVY_2)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 508 67.1
2) About right 177 23.4
3) Too much 54 7.1
8) Dont know 18 2.4
TOTAL757100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. The environment (NATENVIY_3) (NTENVY_3)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 330 52.4
2) About right 213 33.8
3) Too much 75 11.9
8) Dont know 12 1.9
TOTAL630100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR_1) (NTENVR_1)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 401 71.6
2) About right 124 22.1
3) Too much 20 3.6
8) Dont know 15 2.7
TOTAL560100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR_2) (NTENVR_2)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 518 66.3
2) About right 190 24.3
3) Too much 52 6.7
8) Dont know 21 2.7
TOTAL781100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR_3) (NTENVR_3)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Too little 367 55.4
2) About right 230 34.7
3) Too much 59 8.9
8) Dont know 6 0.9
TOTAL662100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q38a. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving and protecting the environment (SPNDENV)
  TOTAL %
1) Too much 140 8.7
2) Just about right 409 25.5
3) Too little 904 56.3
8) Dont know 153 9.5
TOTAL1,606100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Improving and protecting the environment (see federal spending question text and notes preceding VCF0886) (VCF9047)
  TOTAL %
1) Increased 8,367 47.1
2) Same 7,322 41.2
3) Decreased 1,117 6.3
7) Cut out entirely (volunteered) 2 0
8) DK 411 2.3
9) NA; no Post IW; abbrev. telephone IW (1984) 546 3.1
TOTAL17,765100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


As a national program, do you think were now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on improving and protecting the environment? (82-10) (ENVMT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 1,142 6.2
1) Too little 10,077 54.4
2) About right 6,050 32.6
3) Too much 1,269 6.8
TOTAL18,538100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say much more, it might require a tax increase to pay for it. A. The environment. (SPENVIRO)
  TOTAL %
1) Spend much more 261 17.2
2) Spend more 541 35.6
3) Spend the same as now 492 32.4
4) Spend less 156 10.3
5) Spend much less 37 2.4
8) Cant choose 30 2
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 885 62.7
2) About right 379 26.9
3) Too much 101 7.2
8) Dont know 44 3.1
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,411100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? B. The environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 986 65.4
2) About right 345 22.9
3) Too much 121 8
8) Dont know 55 3.6
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 862 61.5
2) About right 405 28.9
3) Too much 95 6.8
8) Dont know 38 2.7
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,401100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 992 66.8
2) About right 365 24.6
3) Too much 89 6
8) Dont know 38 2.6
TOTAL1,484100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 879 62.4
2) Right 368 26.1
3) Too much 98 7
8) Dont know 59 4.2
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,408100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 858 60.9
2) Right 385 27.3
3) Too much 112 7.9
8) Dont know 52 3.7
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,409100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say much more, it might require a tax increase to pay for it. The environment. (SPENVIRO)
  TOTAL %
1) Spend much more 178 14.6
2) Spend more 510 41.9
3) Spend the same as now 339 27.9
4) Spend less 85 7
5) Spend much less 23 1.9
8) Cant choose 41 3.4
9) No answer 41 3.4
TOTAL1,217100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say much more, it might require a tax increase to pay for it. A. The environment. (SPENVIRO)
  TOTAL %
1) Spend much more 151 11.3
2) Spend more 474 35.6
3) Spend the same as now 460 34.5
4) Spend less 137 10.3
5) Spend much less 39 2.9
8) Cant choose 29 2.2
9) No answer 42 3.2
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(What about) protecting the environment? (Should federal spending on protecting the environment be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?) (V083151)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 8 0.3
-8) Dont know 44 1.9
1) Increased 1,302 56
3) Decreased 245 10.5
5) Kept about the same 709 30.5
7) Cut out entirely [Vol.] 15 0.6
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The environment? (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 481 68.9
2) About right 150 21.5
3) Too much 24 3.4
8) Dont know 28 4
9) No answer 15 2.1
TOTAL698100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on the environment? (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 862 58.9
2) About right 365 24.9
3) Too much 124 8.5
8) Dont know 55 3.8
9) No answer 57 3.9
TOTAL1,463100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 476 70.6
2) About right 127 18.8
3) Too much 31 4.6
8) Dont know 35 5.2
9) No answer 5 0.7
TOTAL674100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 836 58
2) About right 391 27.1
3) Too much 152 10.5
8) Dont know 61 4.2
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,441100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 483 63.3
2) About right 189 24.8
3) Too much 34 4.5
8) Dont know 44 5.8
9) No answer 13 1.7
TOTAL763100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The environment? (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 510 67
2) About right 161 21.2
3) Too much 36 4.7
8) Dont know 39 5.1
9) No answer 15 2
TOTAL761100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 464 64.6
2) About right 188 26.2
3) Too much 33 4.6
8) Dont know 29 4
9) No answer 4 0.6
TOTAL718100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 511 67.6
2) Right 180 23.8
3) Too much 37 4.9
8) Dont know 23 3
9) No answer 5 0.7
TOTAL756100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 892 61.5
2) About right 362 24.9
3) Too much 108 7.4
8) Dont know 82 5.7
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,451100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Too little 826 59.8
2) About right 386 28
3) Too much 106 7.7
8) Dont know 59 4.3
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,381100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


As a national program, do you think were now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on improving and protecting the environment? (ENVMT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 25 3.3
1) Too little 357 47.6
2) About right 291 38.8
3) Too much 77 10.3
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)

Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
      TOTAL %
    1) Too little 801 52.3
    2) About right 501 32.7
    3) Too much 146 9.5
    8) Dont know 80 5.2
    9) No answer 4 0.3
    TOTAL1,532100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
      TOTAL %
    1) Too little 887 59.8
    2) About right 372 25.1
    3) Too much 130 8.8
    8) Dont know 58 3.9
    9) No answer 37 2.5
    TOTAL1,484100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
      TOTAL %
    1) Too little 885 58.7
    2) About right 443 29.4
    3) Too much 127 8.4
    8) Dont know 51 3.4
    9) No answer 2 0.1
    TOTAL1,508100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. First are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on the environment? (NATENVIY)
      TOTAL %
    1) Too little 470 58.2
    2) About right 225 27.9
    3) Too much 64 7.9
    8) Dont know 37 4.6
    9) No answer 11 1.4
    TOTAL807100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. First are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
      TOTAL %
    1) Too little 445 55.7
    2) About right 239 29.9
    3) Too much 74 9.3
    8) Dont know 36 4.5
    9) No answer 5 0.6
    TOTAL799100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Here are a few questions about politics. -- Should the federal government spend more or less on protecting the environment? (ENVIRON)
      TOTAL %
    1) More 2,336 90.7
    2) Less 116 4.5
    3) Same 123 4.8
    TOTAL2,575100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


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    Approval: This question type asks the respondent if they approve of the manner in which a particular candidate or party handles the environment.
    Priority: This question type asks the respondent about how much priority the government should give to environmental regulations.
    Responsibility: This question type asks if it should be the government's responsbility (or a particular level/branch's responsibility) to protect the environment.
    Spending: This question type asks respondents their attitude about government spending on the environment.

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