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Attitudes about government involvement in environmental issues.


Below are 83 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q39G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..g. Do more to protect the environment (Q39G) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNLAWS from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HELPENV from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How successful do you think the government in America is nowadays in each of the following areas? F. Protecting the environment? (HELPENV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? B. The environment (NATENVIY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPENVIRO from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVMT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSDECID from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOVTBIZ from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PUBDECID from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SOCENVRN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPENVIRO from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNLAWS from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPENVIRO from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INF_PROT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTENVI from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • L1ENVRN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • P16ENVRN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DTLAWENV from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PENVIRON from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TENVIRON from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVMT from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TRADE_3 from News Interest Index, March 2004LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRENVIRN from ABC News/ Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STATENVI from Campaign 2000 Typology SurveyLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVLAWS from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVIRON from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSDECID from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PUBDECID from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSDECID from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PUBDECID from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGREE1A from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • [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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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