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When [NAME] was young and misbehaved, how often did you spank or hit at [him/her]? Would you say almost always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never? (MISBV197)
  TOTAL %
1) Almost always 2 0.3
2) Most of the time 15 2.4
3) Sometimes 155 24.9
4) Rarely 344 55.3
5) Never 104 16.7
8) Dont know 2 0.3
TOTAL622100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? (SPANKING)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 767 23.2
2) Agree 1,527 46.2
3) Disagree 774 23.4
4) Strongly disagree 210 6.3
8) Dont know 21 0.6
9) No answer 9 0.3
TOTAL3,308100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? (SPANKING)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 688 21
2) Agree 1,536 46.9
3) Disagree 723 22.1
4) Strongly disagree 262 8
8) Dont know 51 1.6
9) No answer 14 0.4
TOTAL3,274100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? (SPANKING)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 688 21.4
2) Agree 1,536 47.9
3) Disagree 723 22.5
4) Strongly disagree 262 8.2
TOTAL3,209100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? (SPANKING)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 688 21
2) Agree 1,536 46.9
3) Disagree 723 22.1
4) Strongly disagree 262 8
8) Dont know 51 1.6
9) No answer 14 0.4
TOTAL3,274100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you were growing up and you were disobedient, how often did your parents slap or spank you? Would you say they slapped or spanked you almost always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never? (DISO197N)
  TOTAL %
1) Almost always 8 3.6
2) Most of the time 20 9.1
3) Sometimes 65 29.5
4) Rarely 87 39.5
5) Never 39 17.7
9) Refused 1 0.5
TOTAL220100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? (SPANKING)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 610 26.2
2) Agree 1,059 45.4
3) Disagree 496 21.3
4) Strongly disagree 139 6
8) Dont know 23 1
9) No answer 5 0.2
TOTAL2,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? (SPANKING)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 767 23.2
2) Agree 1,527 46.2
3) Disagree 774 23.4
4) Strongly disagree 210 6.3
8) Dont know 21 0.6
9) No answer 9 0.3
TOTAL3,308100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you were growing up, did your parents ever spank you for misbehaving? (SPANK)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 356 87.3
2) No 50 12.3
3) Dont know/No answer 2 0.5
TOTAL408100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When you were growing up, did your parents ever spank you for misbehaving? (SPANK)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 780 83.8
2) No 144 15.5
3) Dont know/No answer 7 0.8
TOTAL931100.0
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? B. I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 83 5.5
2) Agree 706 46.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree 352 23.3
4) Disagree 295 19.5
5) Strongly disagree 26 1.7
8) Dont know 41 2.7
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,509100.0
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? I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes more time (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 37 7.7
2) Agree 236 49.1
3) Neither 125 26
4) Disagree 65 13.5
5) Strongly disagree 7 1.5
8) Dont know 11 2.3
TOTAL481100.0
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? I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes more time (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 37 7.9
2) Agree 236 50.2
3) Neither 125 26.6
4) Disagree 65 13.8
5) Strongly disagree 7 1.5
TOTAL470100.0
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? I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes more time (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 37 7.7
2) Agree 236 49.1
3) Neither 125 26
4) Disagree 65 13.5
5) Strongly disagree 7 1.5
8) Dont know 11 2.3
TOTAL481100.0
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? B. I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 83 5.5
2) Agree 706 46.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree 352 23.3
4) Disagree 295 19.5
5) Strongly disagree 26 1.7
8) Dont know 41 2.7
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,509100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 65 5.1
2) Agree 529 41.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree 384 30.1
4) Disagree 184 14.4
5) Strongly disagree 14 1.1
8) Cant choose 34 2.7
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


I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 66 4.8
2) Agree 643 46.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree 361 26
4) Disagree 208 15
5) Strongly disagree 26 1.9
8) Cant choose 38 2.7
9) No answer 44 3.2
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 70 4.5
2) Agree 745 47.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree 386 24.8
4) Disagree 201 12.9
5) Strongly disagree 19 1.2
8) Cant choose 50 3.2
9) No answer 86 5.5
TOTAL1,557100.0
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? Economic progress in America will slow down unless we look after the environment better. (ECONGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 133 8.8
2) Agree 670 44.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree 315 20.9
4) Disagree 280 18.6
5) Strongly disagree 27 1.8
8) Cant choose 76 5
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And please check one box for each of these statements to show how much you agree or disagree with it. A. We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 151 10
2) Agree 466 30.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree 270 17.9
4) Disagree 476 31.6
5) Strongly disagree 115 7.6
8) Dont know 26 1.7
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment? (BUSGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 514 34.1
2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 435 28.8
3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 437 29
8) Dont know 118 7.8
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment? (BUSGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 170 35.3
2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 114 23.7
3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 147 30.6
8) Dont know 50 10.4
TOTAL481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment? (BUSGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 170 39.4
2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 114 26.5
3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 147 34.1
TOTAL431100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment? (BUSGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 170 35.3
2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 114 23.7
3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 147 30.6
8) Dont know 50 10.4
TOTAL481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting people and their families in America to protect the environment? (PEOPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 220 14.6
2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 462 30.6
3) More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 715 47.4
8) Dont know 107 7.1
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting people and their families in America to protect the environment? (PEOPGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 43 8.9
2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 102 21.2
3) More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 286 59.5
8) Dont know 50 10.4
TOTAL481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting people and their families in America to protect the environment? (PEOPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 43 10
2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 102 23.7
3) More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 286 66.4
TOTAL431100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting people and their families in America to protect the environment? (PEOPGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 43 8.9
2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 102 21.2
3) More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 286 59.5
8) Dont know 50 10.4
TOTAL481100.0
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? Economic progress in America will slow down unless we look after the environment better. (ECONGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 133 8.8
2) Agree 670 44.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree 315 20.9
4) Disagree 280 18.6
5) Strongly disagree 27 1.8
8) Cant choose 76 5
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And please check one box for each of these statements to show how much you agree or disagree with it. A. We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Strongly agree 151 10
2) Agree 466 30.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree 270 17.9
4) Disagree 476 31.6
5) Strongly disagree 115 7.6
8) Dont know 26 1.7
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting business and industry in America to protect the environment? (BUSGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 2,745 64.5
1) Heavy fines for businesses that damage the environment 514 12.1
2) Use the tax system to reward businesses that protect the environment 435 10.2
3) More information and education for businesses about the advantages of protecting the environment 437 10.3
8) Dont know 118 2.8
9) No answer 4 0.1
TOTAL4,253100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these approaches do you think would be the best way of getting people and their families in America to protect the environment? (PEOPGRN)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 2,745 64.5
1) Heavy fines for people who damage the environment 220 5.2
2) Use the tax system to reward people who protect the environment 462 10.9
3) More information and education for people about the advantages of protecting the environment 715 16.8
8) Dont know 107 2.5
9) No answer 4 0.1
TOTAL4,253100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Agree/Disagree: Protecting the environment is so important that continuing improvements must be made, regardless of cost. (82, 83, 85, 90, 99, 01) (NOCOST)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 102 4.2
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 2,352 95.8
TOTAL2,454100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you favor or oppose locating a firm in the Houston area that would employ a thousand people but would also increase the risks to the local environment? (89) (NEWFIRM)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 31 17.4
0) Oppose 0 0
1) Favor 147 82.6
TOTAL178100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Here are two statements people sometimes make when discussing the environment and economic growth. Which of them comes closer to your own point of view? Protecting the environment should be given priority even if it causes slower economic growth and some loss of jobs; or economic growth and creating jobs should be the top priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. (ENVGRTH)
  TOTAL %
-4) Not asked -20,104 51.2
-2) No answer -284 0.7
-1) Dont know -1,617 4.1
1) Protecting the environment should be given priority even if it causes slower economic growth and some loss of jobs. -8,218 20.9
2) Economic growth and creating jobs should be the top priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. -7,789 19.9
3) Other answer -1,227 3.1
TOTAL-39,239100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Islamic countries
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Some people think it is important to protect the environment even if it costs some jobs or otherwise reduces our standard of living. Suppose these people are at one end of the scale, at point number 1. Other people think that protecting the environment is not as important as maintaining jobs and our standard of living. Suppose these people are at the other end of the scale, at point number 7. And of course, some other people have opinions somewhere in between, at points 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place YOURSELF on this scale, or havent you thought much about this? (ENVIRON1)
  TOTAL %
1) Protect environment, even if it costs jobs & standard of living 107 8.8
2) 165 13.6
3) 201 16.6
4) 275 22.7
5) 153 12.6
6) 69 5.7
7) Jobs & standard or living more important 49 4
80) Havent thought much about this 184 15.2
88) Dont know 5 0.4
89) Refused 4 0.3
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 the following statements? -- Economic progress in America will slow down unless we look after the environment better. (ECONGRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 126 9.9
2) Agree 438 34.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree 353 27.7
4) Disagree 171 13.4
5) Strongly disagree 23 1.8
8) Dont know 67 5.3
9) No answer 98 7.7
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 127 10
2) Agree 328 25.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree 213 16.7
4) Disagree 398 31.2
5) Strongly disagree 123 9.6
8) Cant choose 20 1.6
9) No answer 67 5.3
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements: C. Natural environments that support scarce or endangered species should be left alone, no matter how great the economic benefits to your community from developing them commercially might be. (NATRECON)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 441 30.5
2) Agree somewhat 374 25.9
3) Disagree somewhat 290 20.1
4) Disagree strongly 245 17
8) Dont know 82 5.7
9) No answer 12 0.8
TOTAL1,444100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Here are two statements people sometimes make when discussing the environment and economic growth. Which of them comes closer to your own point of view? 1) Protecting the environment should be given priority, even if it causes slower economic growth and some loss of jobs. Or 2) Economic growth and creating jobs should be the top priority, even if the environment suffers to some extent. (V104)
  TOTAL %
-3) Not applicable 228 0.4
-2) No answer 1,721 2.8
-1) Dont know 3,459 5.7
1) Protecting environment 29,248 48.3
2) Economy growth and creating jobs 22,716 37.5
3) Other answer 3,207 5.3
TOTAL60,579100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nations
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you thought much about this? (V083154)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 3 0.1
-8) Dont know 13 0.6
-7) Havent thought much about this 215 9.3
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION NEW 1,167 50.2
1) Protect environment, even if it costs jobs & standard of living 92 4
2) 82 3.5
3) 152 6.5
4) 269 11.6
5) 142 6.1
6) 93 4
7) Jobs & standard of living more important than environment 95 4.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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? 1. Protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Or, 2. Economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. (ENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) Protect environment given priority 578 62.1
2) Econ growth given priority 223 24
3) No opinion/Cant decide (vol) 119 12.8
4) Dont know/No answer 11 1.2
TOTAL931100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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? 1. Protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Or, 2. Economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. (ENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) Protect environment given priority 261 63.8
2) Econ growth given priority 88 21.5
3) No opinion/Cant decide (vol) 43 10.5
4) Dont know/No answer 17 4.2
TOTAL409100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I would like to read you some statements that people have made about their personal religious beliefs. No matter how you answer the questions, you can be sure that many people feel the same way. As I read each statement, please tell me whether you agree or disagree, moderately or strongly. -- Strict rules to protect the environment are necessary, even if they raise prices or cost jobs. (BELIEF19)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly disagree 669 11.1
2) Disagree 1,052 17.5
3) Dont know 101 1.7
4) Agree 2,072 34.5
5) Strongly agree 2,107 35.1
TOTAL6,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: U.S. and Canadian samples
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Phone


Typology Q: Environmental protection -- 1) We should protect the environment at all costs . . . 2) Weve gone too far in protecting the environment (ENVIRO1)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly with statement number 1 16,906 63.3
2) Agree not strongly with statement number 1 3,709 13.9
3) Agree strongly with statement number 2 3,473 13
4) Agree not strongly with statement number 2 1,825 6.8
5) Neither/Both equally 412 1.5
9) Dont know/Refused 403 1.5
TOTAL26,728100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


It is important to protect the natural environment, even if it hurts local business. (PROTECT)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Strongly agree 1,228 48
2) Moderately agree 690 27
3) Slightly agree 229 9
4) Neither agree nor disagree 35 1.4
5) Slightly disagree 89 3.5
6) Moderately disagree 155 6.1
7) Strongly disagree 98 3.8
99) Dont know 34 1.3
TOTAL2,558100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


On another subject, which is more important to you personally - (protecting the environment) or (encouraging economic growth)? [QUESTIONS ENECIMP AND BUSHENEC ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE---QUESTIONS ENVRESRC AND BSHENRSC ASKED OF OTHER HALF] (ENECIMP)
  TOTAL %
1) Protecting the environment 344 52.5
2) Encouraging economic growth 289 44.1
8) DK/No opinion 22 3.4
TOTAL655100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


On another subject, which of these is more important to you personally - (protecting the environment) or (finding new sources of oil and natural gas)? [QUESTIONS ENECIMP AND BUSHENEC ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE---QUESTIONS ENVRESRC AND BSHENRSC ASKED OF OTHER HALF] (ENVRESRC)
  TOTAL %
1) Protecting the environment 370 53.8
2) Finding new sources of oil and natural gas 295 42.9
8) DK/No opinion 23 3.3
TOTAL688100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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. (ENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 591 72.8
2) ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 147 18.1
3) CANT DECIDE 74 9.1
TOTAL812100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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. (ENVIRON)
  TOTAL %
1) PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY 306 75.4
2) ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY 60 14.8
3) CANT DECIDE 40 9.9
TOTAL406100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 139 10
2) Agree 422 30.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree 184 13.3
4) Disagree 447 32.3
5) Strongly disagree 143 10.3
8) Cant choose 15 1.1
9) No answer 36 2.6
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And please check one box for each of these statements to show how much you agree or disagree with it. We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 163 10.5
2) Agree 454 29.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 223 14.3
4) Disagree 502 32.2
5) Strongly disagree 145 9.3
8) Cant choose 19 1.2
9) No answer 51 3.3
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Economic growth always harms the environment. (AGGROWTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 14 1
2) Agree 158 11.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree 368 26.9
4) Disagree 764 55.8
5) Strongly disagree 66 4.8
TOTAL1,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Economic growth always harms the environment. (AGGROWTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 7 1
2) Agree 85 12.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 170 24.4
4) Disagree 385 55.3
5) Strongly disagree 49 7
TOTAL696100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Economic growth always harms the environment. (AGGROWTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 16 1.9
2) Agree 119 14.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree 232 28.2
4) Disagree 415 50.4
5) Strongly disagree 42 5.1
TOTAL824100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 104 8.6
2) Fairly willing 537 44.4
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 311 25.7
4) Not very willing 149 12.3
5) Not willing at all 101 8.3
8) Dont know 7 0.6
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,210100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 122 8.1
2) Fairly willing 552 36.6
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 313 20.8
4) Not very willing 256 17
5) Not at all willing 203 13.5
8) Dont know 55 3.6
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 85 5.6
2) Fairly willing 440 29.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 329 21.8
4) Not very willing 297 19.7
5) Not at all willing 303 20.1
8) Dont know 48 3.2
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 232 15.1
2) Fairly willing 697 45.4
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 295 19.2
4) Not very willing 172 11.2
5) Not willing at all 117 7.6
8) Dont know 18 1.2
9) Refused 5 0.3
TOTAL1,536100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 104 8.6
2) Fairly willing 537 44.4
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 311 25.7
4) Not very willing 149 12.3
5) Not willing at all 101 8.3
8) Dont know 7 0.6
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,210100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 122 8.1
2) Fairly willing 552 36.6
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 313 20.8
4) Not very willing 256 17
5) Not at all willing 203 13.5
8) Dont know 55 3.6
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 85 5.6
2) Fairly willing 440 29.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 329 21.8
4) Not very willing 297 19.7
5) Not at all willing 303 20.1
8) Dont know 48 3.2
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR_1) (PAYENV_1)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR_2) (PAYENV_2)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 223 14.5
2) Fairly willing 718 46.7
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 301 19.6
4) Not very willing 167 10.9
5) Not willing at all 108 7
8) Dont know 16 1
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,536100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR_3) (PAYENV_3)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 105 8.1
2) Fairly willing 571 44.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 340 26.3
4) Not very willing 162 12.5
5) Not willing at all 107 8.3
8) Dont know 7 0.5
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,293100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 121 9.5
2) Fairly willing 397 31.1
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 333 26.1
4) Not very willing 176 13.8
5) Not at all willing 127 10
8) Cant choose 63 4.9
9) No answer 59 4.6
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 64 5
2) Fairly willing 280 21.9
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 312 24.5
4) Not very willing 240 18.8
5) Not at all willing 274 21.5
8) Cant choose 47 3.7
9) No answer 59 4.6
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


I am going to read out some statements about the environment. For each one, can you tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree? I would give part of my income if I were certain that the money would be used to prevent environmental pollution. (V105)
  TOTAL %
-3) Not applicable 101 0.2
-2) No answer 560 0.9
-1) Dont know 2,682 4.4
1) Strongly agree 9,893 16.3
2) Agree 27,293 45.1
3) Disagree 14,027 23.2
4) Strongly disagree 6,023 9.9
TOTAL60,579100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nations
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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. People should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment. (PAYENVR)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 341 17
2) Mostly agree 857 42.7
3) Mostly disagree 496 24.7
4) Completely disagree 253 12.6
9) Dont know/Refused 58 2.9
TOTAL2,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 116 8.4
2) Fairly willing 509 36.7
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 328 23.7
4) Not very willing 237 17.1
5) Not at all willing 128 9.2
8) Cant choose 43 3.1
9) No answer 25 1.8
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 57 4.1
2) Fairly willing 363 26.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 306 22.1
4) Not very willing 390 28.1
5) Not at all willing 214 15.4
8) Cant choose 29 2.1
9) No answer 27 1.9
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 158 10.1
2) Fairly willing 607 39
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 320 20.6
4) Not very willing 269 17.3
5) Not at all willing 105 6.7
8) Cant choose 46 3
9) No answer 52 3.3
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 91 5.8
2) Fairly willing 410 26.3
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 353 22.7
4) Not very willing 385 24.7
5) Not at all willing 229 14.7
8) Cant choose 36 2.3
9) No answer 53 3.4
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (WILPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 308 22.5
2) Fairly willing 724 52.8
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 182 13.3
4) Not very willing 129 9.4
5) Not at all willing 28 2
TOTAL1,371100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (WILPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 84 11.7
2) Fairly willing 336 46.7
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 135 18.8
4) Not very willing 123 17.1
5) Not at all willing 41 5.7
TOTAL719100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (WILPRICE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 90 10.7
2) Fairly willing 405 48.1
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 195 23.2
4) Not very willing 120 14.3
5) Not at all willing 32 3.8
TOTAL842100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living to protect the environment? (WILSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 351 25.5
2) Fairly willing 704 51.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 200 14.6
4) Not very willing 96 7
5) Not at all willing 23 1.7
TOTAL1,374100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living to protect the environment? (WILSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 94 13
2) Fairly willing 308 42.7
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 154 21.4
4) Not very willing 129 17.9
5) Not at all willing 36 5
TOTAL721100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living to protect the environment? (WILSOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 96 11.3
2) Fairly willing 355 41.8
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 215 25.3
4) Not very willing 136 16
5) Not at all willing 48 5.6
TOTAL850100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[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. : People should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment (AGREE1B)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 1,065 21.7
2) Mostly agree 2,103 42.8
3) Mostly disagree 1,165 23.7
4) Completely disagree 507 10.3
9) Dont know/Refused 72 1.5
TOTAL4,912100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 82 5.4
2) Fairly willing 386 25.6
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 320 21.2
4) Not very willing 311 20.6
5) Not at all willing 348 23.1
8) Dont know 54 3.6
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Very willing 82 5.4
2) Fairly willing 386 25.6
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 320 21.2
4) Not very willing 311 20.6
5) Not at all willing 348 23.1
8) Dont know 54 3.6
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Agree/Disagree: Even if it means higher taxes, we need to spend more to improve education and the environment in the Houston area. (89) (MORETAX2)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 6 1.2
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 515 98.8
TOTAL521100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 72 5.6
2) Fairly willing 297 23.3
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 315 24.7
4) Not very willing 225 17.6
5) Not at all willing 258 20.2
8) Cant choose 51 4
9) No answer 58 4.5
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


I am going to read out some statements about the environment. For each one, can you tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree? I would agree to an increase in taxes if the extra money were used to prevent environmental pollution. (V106)
  TOTAL %
-3) Not applicable 102 0.2
-2) No answer 580 1
-1) Dont know 2,726 4.5
1) Strongly agree 7,688 12.7
2) Agree 24,637 40.7
3) Disagree 17,093 28.2
4) Strongly disagree 7,753 12.8
TOTAL60,579100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nations
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 77 5.6
2) Fairly willing 381 27.5
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 286 20.6
4) Not very willing 360 26
5) Not at all willing 230 16.6
8) Cant choose 26 1.9
9) No answer 26 1.9
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 108 6.9
2) Fairly willing 484 31.1
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 300 19.3
4) Not very willing 379 24.3
5) Not at all willing 200 12.8
8) Cant choose 34 2.2
9) No answer 52 3.3
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How willing would you be to pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (WILTAX)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 246 18
2) Fairly willing 588 42.9
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 234 17.1
4) Not very willing 222 16.2
5) Not at all willing 80 5.8
TOTAL1,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (WILTAX)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 56 7.8
2) Fairly willing 244 34
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 171 23.8
4) Not very willing 153 21.3
5) Not at all willing 94 13.1
TOTAL718100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How willing would you be to pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (WILTAX)
  TOTAL %
1) Very willing 63 7.5
2) Fairly willing 317 37.6
3) Neither willing nor unwilling 187 22.2
4) Not very willing 200 23.8
5) Not at all willing 75 8.9
TOTAL842100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Current Practices: This question type asks the respondent if he/she currently makes environmental choices, even at the cost of money or time.
Economy vs. Environment: This question type asks the respondent about the relationship/preference between economic growth and environmental protection.
Growth Harmful?: This question type asks the respondent if economic growth harms the environment.
Higher Prices/Cost of Living?: This question type asks the respondent if people should be willing to pay higher prices for environmentally friendly products.
Higher Taxes?: This question type asks respondent if he/she would be willing to pay higher taxes to protect the environment.

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