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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. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

PUBDECID from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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 decide39626.3
2) Government should pass laws68445.4
8) Dont know41727.7
9) No answer110.7
Missing3,393 
TOTAL1,508100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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 little1,35555.9
2) About right78432.4
3) Too much2349.7
8) Dont know471.9
9) No answer20.1
Missing2,480 
TOTAL2,422100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable2,42550.3
1) Too little1,35128.0
2) About right75915.7
3) Too much2374.9
8) Dont know461.0
9) No answer20.0
TOTAL4,820100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset

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 little1,35157.6
2) About right75932.3
3) Too much23710.1
Missing2,473 
TOTAL2,347100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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 little1,35156.4
2) About right75931.7
3) Too much2379.9
8) Dont know461.9
9) No answer20.1
Missing2,425 
TOTAL2,395100.0


BUSDECID from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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 decide16711.1
2) Government should pass laws1,09372.5
8) Dont know23915.8
9) No answer90.6
Missing3,393 
TOTAL1,508100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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 little1,43959.4
2) About right66427.4
3) Too much24710.2
8) Dont know723.0
9) No answer20.1
Missing2,395 
TOTAL2,424100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset

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 little1,43961.2
2) About right66428.3
3) Too much24710.5
Missing2,470 
TOTAL2,350100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable2,39549.7
1) Too little1,43929.9
2) About right66413.8
3) Too much2475.1
8) Dont know721.5
9) No answer20.0
TOTAL4,819100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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 little1,46058.8
2) About right70028.2
3) Too much26610.7
8) Dont know532.1
9) No answer20.1
Missing2,421 
TOTAL2,481100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable1,77950.0
1) Too little1,18333.2
2) About right39311.0
3) Too much1584.4
8) Dont know461.3
TOTAL3559100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable1,78150.0
1) Too little1,18333.2
2) About right41611.7
3) Too much1323.7
8) Dont know471.3
TOTAL3559100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable2,48050.6
1) Too little1,33927.3
2) About right77715.9
3) Too much2445.0
8) Dont know591.2
9) No answer20.0
TOTAL4901100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable2,42149.4
1) Too little1,43629.3
2) About right70714.4
3) Too much2775.7
8) Dont know571.2
9) No answer30.1
TOTAL4901100.0


Q39G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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 agree66739.6
2) Agree72843.2
3) Disagree18511.0
4) Strongly disagree412.4
5) Undecided633.7
TOTAL1684100.0


PUBDECID from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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) Inapplicable3,47170.8
1) Government should let ordinary people decide3857.9
2) Government should pass laws64713.2
8) Dont know3867.9
9) No answer120.2
TOTAL4901100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 2002

Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little87762.3
2) Right36826.2
3) Too much1238.7
8) Dont know372.6
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1407100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 2002

Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little79358.4
2) Right43932.3
3) Too much906.6
8) Dont know332.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1358100.0


VCF9047 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

Improving and protecting the environment (see federal spending question text and notes preceding VCF0886) (VCF9047)
TOTAL%
1) Increased8,36747.1
2) Same7,32241.2
3) Decreased1,1176.3
7) Cut out entirely (volunteered)20.0
8) DK4112.3
9) NA; no Post IW; abbrev. telephone IW (1984)5463.1
TOTAL17765100.0


NTENVR_2 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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) Inapplicable1,22661.3
1) Too little52426.2
2) About right1809.0
3) Too much512.6
8) Dont know191.0
TOTAL2000100.0


NTENVR_3 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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) Inapplicable1,36468.2
1) Too little35617.8
2) About right20910.5
3) Too much623.1
8) Dont know90.5
TOTAL2000100.0


NTENVY_3 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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) Inapplicable1,36068.0
1) Too little34017.0
2) About right20710.4
3) Too much804.0
8) Dont know130.7
TOTAL2000100.0


NTENVY_2 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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) Inapplicable1,23861.9
1) Too little51325.7
2) About right1708.5
3) Too much633.2
8) Dont know160.8
TOTAL2000100.0


NTENVY_1 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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) Inapplicable99449.7
1) Too little65132.6
2) About right24212.1
3) Too much713.6
8) Dont know412.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL2000100.0


SPNDENV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q38a. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving and protecting the environment (SPNDENV)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1408.7
2) Just about right40925.5
3) Too much90456.3
8) Dont know1539.5
Missing42 
TOTAL1,606100.0


VCF9008 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

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 Democrats1,70533.7
3) Same by both2,59151.2
5) Better by Republicans50910.1
8) DK2274.5
9) NA240.5
TOTAL5056100.0


NTENVR_1 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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) Inapplicable1,00650.3
1) Too little67033.5
2) About right24612.3
3) Too much512.6
8) Dont know271.4
TOTAL2000100.0


ENVMT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

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/DK1,1426.2
1) Too little10,07754.4
2) About right6,05032.6
3) Too much1,2696.8
TOTAL18538100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 2004

Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little86261.5
2) About right40528.9
3) Too much956.8
8) Dont know382.7
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1401100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 2006

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? B. The environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little98665.4
2) About right34522.9
3) Too much1218.0
8) Dont know553.6
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1508100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 2006

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? B. Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little99266.8
2) About right36524.6
3) Too much896.0
8) Dont know382.6
TOTAL1484100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 2004

Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little88562.7
2) About right37926.9
3) Too much1017.2
8) Dont know443.1
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1411100.0


SPENVIRO from General Social Survey, 2006

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 more26117.2
2) Spend more54135.6
3) Spend the same as now49232.4
4) Spend less15610.3
5) Spend much less372.4
8) Cant choose302.0
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1518100.0


HELPENV from General Social Survey, 2006

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 successful754.9
2) Quite successful43028.3
3) Neither successful nor unsuccessful42227.8
4) Quite unsuccessful37124.4
5) Very unsuccessful19512.8
8) Cant choose231.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1518100.0


GRNLAWS from General Social Survey, 2006

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 be92560.9
2) Probably should be47831.5
3) Probably should not be765.0
4) Definitely should not be181.2
8) Cant choose201.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1518100.0


GOVTBIZ from General Social Survey, 2000

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) Government49238.6
2) Business and industry13610.7
3) Both equally30323.7
8) Cant choose24118.9
9) No answer1048.2
TOTAL1276100.0


PUBDECID from General Social Survey, 2000

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 decide29323.0
2) Government should pass laws57144.7
8) Cant choose30724.1
9) No answer1058.2
TOTAL1276100.0


BUSDECID from General Social Survey, 2000

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 decide1138.9
2) Government should pass laws87068.2
8) Cant choose18814.7
9) No answer1058.2
TOTAL1276100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 2000

Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little85860.9
2) Right38527.3
3) Too much1127.9
8) Dont know523.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1409100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 2000

Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little87962.4
2) Right36826.1
3) Too much987.0
8) Dont know594.2
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1408100.0


SOCENVRN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

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 interested3,37260.2
2) Fairly interested1,70730.5
3) Not very interested4908.7
4) Dont know/refused340.6
TOTAL5603100.0


SPENVIRO from General Social Survey, 1996

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 more15111.3
2) Spend more47435.6
3) Spend the same as now46034.5
4) Spend less13710.3
5) Spend much less392.9
8) Cant choose292.2
9) No answer423.2
TOTAL1332100.0


V083031 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the environment? (V083031)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused120.5
-8) Dont know28812.4
1) Approve67829.2
5) Disapprove1,34557.9
TOTAL2323100.0


V083151 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

(What about) protecting the environment? (Should federal spending on protecting the environment be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?) (V083151)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused80.3
-8) Dont know441.9
1) Increased1,30256.0
3) Decreased24510.5
5) Kept about the same70930.5
7) Cut out entirely [Vol.]150.6
TOTAL2323100.0


GRNLAWS from General Social Survey, 1996

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 be57242.9
2) Probably should be52139.1
3) Probably should not be1047.8
4) Definitely should not be352.6
8) Cant choose433.2
9) No answer574.3
TOTAL1332100.0


V180 from World Values Survey, 2005

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 asked1,5002.5
-3) Not applicable2030.3
-2) No answer1,0861.8
-1) Dont know3,9146.5
1) National governments28,05346.3
2) Regional organization14,80824.4
3) United Nations10,70817.7
4) National governments with UN coordination (cs)1000.2
5) Non-profit/ Non-governmental organization (cs)1770.3
6) Commercial enterprise (cs)300.0
TOTAL60579100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1996

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on the environment? (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little86258.9
2) About right36524.9
3) Too much1248.5
8) Dont know553.8
9) No answer573.9
TOTAL1463100.0


PROTENVI from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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 statement3,22177.1
2) Second statement80319.2
3) Neither/Both equally912.2
4) Dont know/Refused641.5
TOTAL4,179100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1990

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The environment? (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little48168.9
2) About right15021.5
3) Too much243.4
8) Dont know284.0
9) No answer152.1
TOTAL698100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1996

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little83658.0
2) About right39127.1
3) Too much15210.5
8) Dont know614.2
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1441100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1990

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little47670.6
2) About right12718.8
3) Too much314.6
8) Dont know355.2
9) No answer50.7
TOTAL674100.0


SPENVIRO from General Social Survey, 1990

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 more17814.6
2) Spend more51041.9
3) Spend the same as now33927.9
4) Spend less857.0
5) Spend much less231.9
8) Cant choose413.4
9) No answer413.4
TOTAL1217100.0


INF_PROT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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 experience89321.4
11) The views of your friends and family1363.3
12) What you have seen or read in the media1,02024.4
13) Your religious beliefs1543.7
14) Your education1,48135.4
15) Something else42510.2
16) Dont know/Refused701.7
TOTAL4,179100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1988

Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little48363.3
2) About right18924.8
3) Too much344.5
8) Dont know445.8
9) No answer131.7
TOTAL763100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1991

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 little51067.0
2) About right16121.2
3) Too much364.7
8) Dont know395.1
9) No answer152.0
TOTAL761100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1988

Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little46464.6
2) About right18826.2
3) Too much334.6
8) Dont know294.0
9) No answer40.6
TOTAL718100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1991

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 little51167.6
2) Right18023.8
3) Too much374.9
8) Dont know233.0
9) No answer50.7
TOTAL756100.0


L1ENVRN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

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 government1,15966.2
2) State government32418.5
3) Local government1196.8
4) Private organizations633.6
5) Individuals864.9
TOTAL1751100.0


P16ENVRN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

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 oppose43622.6
2) 222111.4
3) 321711.2
4) Neutral36318.8
5) 521511.1
6) 622911.8
7) Strongly favor25213.0
TOTAL1933100.0


QN13_F from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

Which party could do a better job of protecting the environment? (QN13_F)
TOTAL%
1) The Republican Party81220.2
2) The Democratic Party1,73843.3
3) Both equally2907.2
4) Neither1974.9
8) Dont know92022.9
9) Refused591.5
TOTAL4016100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1998

Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little89261.5
2) About right36224.9
3) Too much1087.4
8) Dont know825.7
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1451100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1998

Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little82659.8
2) About right38628.0
3) Too much1067.7
8) Dont know594.3
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1381100.0


DTLAWENV from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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 agree5,84745.3
2) Mostly agree5,13939.8
3) Mostly disagree1,37510.7
4) Completely disagree4303.3
9) Dont know/Refused1150.9
Missing19,664 
TOTAL12,906100.0


PENVIRON from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002

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 priority10617.6
2) High priority but not the highest21135.0
3) Middle priority20634.2
4) Lower priority7312.1
8) DK/No opinion71.2
Missing605 
TOTAL603100.0


TENVIRON from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002

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) Democrats32253.7
2) Republicans19833.0
3) (VOL) Neither376.2
4) (VOL) Both193.2
8) DK/No opinion244.0
Missing608 
TOTAL600100.0


TRADE_3 from News Interest Index, March 2004

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 priority1,91158.1
2) Some priority1,18436.0
3) No priority at all1253.8
9) Dont know/Refused702.1
TOTAL3,290100.0


ENVMT from Houston Area Survey, 2010

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/DK253.3
1) Too little35747.6
2) About right29138.8
3) Too much7710.3
TOTAL750100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1976

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1978

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little80152.3
2) About right50132.7
3) Too much1469.5
8) Dont know805.2
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1532100.0


STATENVI from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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 - strongly5,68567.0
2) Statement #1 - not strongly89510.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly1,05012.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly4014.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)2382.8
9) Dont know/refused2142.5
TOTAL8,483100.0


ENVLAWS from December 2006 Values Update Survey

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 agree70935.4
2) Mostly agree96548.1
3) Mostly disagree23811.9
4) Completely disagree592.9
9) Dont know/Refused341.7
Missing2,094 
TOTAL2,005100.0


ENVIRON from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996

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 far5914.0
2) Strike about the right balance13532.0
3) Dont go far enough21250.2
4) Dont know/No answer163.8
TOTAL422100.0


PRENVIRN from ABC News/ Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001

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 priority19228.9
2) High priority, but not the highest28242.5
3) Middle priority16024.1
4) Lower priority274.1
5) (VOL) No priority10.2
8) DK/No opinion20.3
Missing687 
TOTAL664100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1994

Spending on the environment (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little88759.8
2) About right37225.1
3) Too much1308.8
8) Dont know583.9
9) No answer372.5
TOTAL1484100.0


BUSDECID from General Social Survey, 1994

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 decide1279.2
2) Government should pass laws1,04775.5
8) Cant choose17512.6
9) No answer372.7
TOTAL1386100.0


PUBDECID from General Social Survey, 1994

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 decide28420.5
2) Government should pass laws78656.7
8) Cant choose27820.1
9) No answer382.7
TOTAL1386100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1994

Spending on improving and protecting the environment (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little88558.7
2) About right44329.4
3) Too much1278.4
8) Dont know513.4
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1508100.0


NATENVIR from General Social Survey, 1993

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 little44555.7
2) About right23929.9
3) Too much749.3
8) Dont know364.5
9) No answer50.6
TOTAL799100.0


NATENVIY from General Social Survey, 1993

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 little47058.2
2) About right22527.9
3) Too much647.9
8) Dont know374.6
9) No answer111.4
TOTAL807100.0


BUSDECID from General Social Survey, 1993

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 decide1187.6
2) Government should pass laws1,22378.5
8) Cant choose17411.2
9) No answer422.7
TOTAL1557100.0


PUBDECID from General Social Survey, 1993

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 decide26116.8
2) Government should pass laws96862.2
8) Cant choose28818.5
9) No answer402.6
TOTAL1557100.0


ENVIRON from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

Here are a few questions about politics. -- Should the federal government spend more or less on protecting the environment? (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) More2,33690.7
2) Less1164.5
3) Same1234.8
TOTAL2575100.0


AGREE1A from July 2003 Values Update Survey

[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 agree2,27846.4
2) Mostly agree1,99140.5
3) Mostly disagree4669.5
4) Completely disagree1483.0
9) Dont know/Refused280.6
Missing4,911 
TOTAL4,911100.0




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