General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting people and their families in America to protect the environment?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment
  2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment
  3) More information and education for people 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% -1.03
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 206 10.1% 40.1% -.5
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 441 21.6% 61.7% .03
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 676 33.1% 94.8% .56
Don't know 102 5% 99.8% 3.21
No answer 5 .2% 100% 3.74

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 31.9%
284
28.6%
330
30.0%
614
Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 10.5%
94
9.7%
112
10.1%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 21.7%
193
21.5%
248
21.6%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 31.8%
283
34.1%
393
33.1%
676
Don't know 4.0%
36
5.7%
66
5.0%
102
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 people who damage the environment 9.9%
33
6.5%
15
10.7%
80
9.8%
26
11.6%
46
10.1%
200
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 29.6%
99
26.7%
62
19.3%
144
23.8%
63
17.0%
67
22.0%
435
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 23.3%
78
30.2%
70
34.6%
258
37.4%
99
37.7%
149
33.1%
654
Don't know 3.9%
13
6.5%
15
4.3%
32
4.5%
12
4.3%
17
4.5%
89
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 people who damage the environment 12.0%
45
10.5%
58
8.8%
49
8.1%
31
12.0%
21
10.0%
204
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 24.8%
93
26.6%
147
20.5%
114
17.8%
68
10.9%
19
21.6%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 28.5%
107
26.3%
145
33.8%
188
45.0%
172
36.6%
64
33.1%
676
Don't know 5.6%
21
5.3%
29
4.3%
24
3.1%
12
8.6%
15
4.9%
101
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 people who damage the environment 12.4%
42
10.1%
48
9.5%
75
9.2%
41
10.1%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 26.0%
88
24.1%
114
18.2%
143
21.6%
96
21.6%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 27.5%
93
32.7%
155
34.8%
274
34.6%
154
33.1%
676
Don't know 6.5%
22
4.4%
21
5.7%
45
3.1%
14
5.0%
102
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 people who damage the environment 10.2%
99
11.0%
53
0.0%
0
9.9%
36
10.2%
18
10.1%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 17.9%
174
21.2%
102
32.4%
12
28.9%
105
26.7%
47
21.7%
440
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 35.6%
346
34.6%
167
13.5%
5
27.3%
99
30.1%
53
33.0%
670
Don't know 5.1%
50
4.1%
20
5.4%
2
6.1%
22
3.4%
6
4.9%
100
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 people who damage the environment 9.2%
143
13.2%
41
12.0%
22
10.1%
206
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 24.4%
378
12.2%
38
13.7%
25
21.6%
441
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 31.6%
490
37.3%
116
38.3%
70
33.1%
676
Don't know 3.7%
57
10.9%
34
6.0%
11
5.0%
102
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 people who damage the environment 8.6%
53
10.5%
30
9.0%
19
11.0%
35
6.9%
6
12.6%
48
10.1%
191
Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 24.1%
148
27.9%
80
21.3%
45
19.8%
63
16.1%
14
19.1%
73
22.3%
423
More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 30.8%
189
32.4%
93
28.4%
60
30.8%
98
47.1%
41
36.4%
139
32.7%
620
Don't know 5.9%
36
2.4%
7
4.7%
10
6.6%
21
4.6%
4
4.2%
16
5.0%
94
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

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