General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > General Social Surveys > Analysis


BUSGRN

Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment
  2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment
  3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 614 30% 30% -.88
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 493 24.1% 54.2% -.37
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 410 20.1% 74.2% .14
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 400 19.6% 93.8% .65
Don't know 122 6% 99.8% 3.2
No answer 5 .2% 100% 3.71

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 31.9%
284
28.6%
330
30.0%
614
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 24.7%
220
23.7%
273
24.1%
493
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 22.9%
204
17.9%
206
20.1%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 16.8%
150
21.7%
250
19.6%
400
Don't know 3.6%
32
7.8%
90
6.0%
122
No answer 0.1%
1
0.3%
4
0.2%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
891
100.0%
1153

2044


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.4%
112
30.2%
70
30.8%
230
24.5%
65
29.4%
116
30.1%
593
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 27.5%
92
22.8%
53
23.2%
173
25.7%
68
23.5%
93
24.3%
479
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 21.5%
72
21.1%
49
18.6%
139
23.0%
61
21.0%
83
20.5%
404
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 13.1%
44
19.8%
46
21.0%
157
20.0%
53
22.8%
90
19.8%
390
Don't know 4.5%
15
6.0%
14
6.0%
45
6.8%
18
3.3%
13
5.3%
105
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
335
100.0%
232
100.0%
746
100.0%
265
100.0%
395

1973


Age (I-AGE)

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 28.8%
108
31.3%
173
32.5%
181
25.4%
97
31.4%
55
30.1%
614
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 21.1%
79
24.5%
135
25.1%
140
25.1%
96
23.4%
41
24.1%
491
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 20.8%
78
22.5%
124
19.4%
108
20.9%
80
11.4%
20
20.1%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 22.4%
84
16.3%
90
17.6%
98
22.3%
85
24.6%
43
19.6%
400
Don't know 6.7%
25
5.4%
30
5.2%
29
5.8%
22
8.6%
15
5.9%
121
No answer 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.5%
2
0.6%
1
0.2%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
375
100.0%
552
100.0%
557
100.0%
382
100.0%
175

2041


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 27.2%
92
28.7%
136
31.4%
247
31.2%
139
30.0%
614
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 25.4%
86
23.2%
110
24.4%
192
23.6%
105
24.1%
493
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 22.2%
75
21.3%
101
17.5%
138
21.6%
96
20.1%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 17.2%
58
20.7%
98
19.9%
157
19.6%
87
19.6%
400
Don't know 7.7%
26
6.1%
29
6.4%
50
3.8%
17
6.0%
122
No answer 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.2%
1
0.2%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
338
100.0%
474
100.0%
787
100.0%
445

2044


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 31.0%
302
29.0%
140
48.6%
18
27.3%
99
29.5%
52
30.1%
611
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 22.8%
222
26.6%
128
21.6%
8
25.3%
92
22.7%
40
24.1%
490
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 17.4%
169
18.5%
89
24.3%
9
26.4%
96
26.1%
46
20.1%
409
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 22.3%
217
20.3%
98
5.4%
2
14.3%
52
16.5%
29
19.6%
398
Don't know 6.3%
61
5.6%
27
0.0%
0
6.1%
22
5.1%
9
5.9%
119
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
973
100.0%
482
100.0%
37
100.0%
363
100.0%
176

2031


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 30.8%
478
26.0%
81
30.1%
55
30.0%
614
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 24.2%
375
24.8%
77
22.4%
41
24.1%
493
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 22.8%
353
10.9%
34
12.6%
23
20.1%
410
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 17.2%
267
27.0%
84
26.8%
49
19.6%
400
Don't know 4.7%
73
10.9%
34
8.2%
15
6.0%
122
No answer 0.3%
4
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1550
100.0%
311
100.0%
183

2044


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
Inapplicable 30.2%
185
26.8%
77
36.5%
77
31.8%
101
24.1%
21
27.5%
105
29.8%
566
Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 25.9%
159
27.5%
79
24.2%
51
20.1%
64
16.1%
14
24.6%
94
24.3%
461
Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 19.4%
119
27.2%
78
20.4%
43
18.2%
58
16.1%
14
19.6%
75
20.4%
387
More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 17.8%
109
16.4%
47
13.3%
28
22.3%
71
34.5%
30
21.2%
81
19.3%
366
Don't know 6.4%
39
2.1%
6
5.7%
12
7.5%
24
8.0%
7
6.8%
26
6.0%
114
No answer 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
613
100.0%
287
100.0%
211
100.0%
318
100.0%
87
100.0%
382

1898

Bookmark and Share