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Economic issues related to the environment.


Below are 90 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • PAYENVIR from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? Would you say . . . (PAYENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVIRON1 from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEWFIRM from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOCOST from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Agree/Disagree: Protecting the environment is so important that continuing improvements must be made, regardless of cost. (82, 83, 85, 90, 99, 01) (NOCOST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ECONGRN from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNECON from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNPRICE from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNSOL from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNTAXES from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IHLPGRN from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V083154 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you thought much about this? (V083154) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATRECON from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVIRO1 from Religion and Politics Survey Merged Data Set, 1994-1995LEARN MORE
    • Typology Q: Environmental protection -- 1) We should protect the environment at all costs . . . 2) Weve gone too far in protecting the environment (ENVIRO1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENECIMP from ABC News/ Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVRESRC from ABC News/ Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PAYENVR 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. People should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment. (PAYENVR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTECT from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social NetworksLEARN MORE
    • It is important to protect the natural environment, even if it hurts local business. (PROTECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVIRON from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNECON from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (GRNECON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNPRICE from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNSOL from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNTAXES from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IHLPGRN from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (IHLPGRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENVIRON from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNECON from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNPRICE from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • How willing would you be to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment? (GRNPRICE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNSOL from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • And how willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living in order to protect the environment? (GRNSOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNTAXES from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • And how willing would you be to pay much higher taxes in order to protect the environment? (GRNTAXES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IHLPGRN from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGREE1B 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. : People should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment (AGREE1B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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