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Study Report

Study Number: SA-516-008-1-1-Australia-ISSSA-1994

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social science surveys/Australia 1994/95: environmental attitudes-round 1.  [machine-readable data file] / Kelley, Jonathan  [principal investigator(s)] / International Social Science Surveys Australia  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 9/12/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are on ISSSA CD-ROM and are stored in SPSS portable format. Visit the International Social Science Surveys Australia site for more information about their data collection ISSSA data.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/9/1998

Documentation: Machine readable codebook file(in Microsoft Word format) and frequency file.

Abstract: The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics regarding nature and the environment, including the role of science and scientific solutions to environmental problems, protection of the environment through higher prices of goods or higher taxes, and health issues like exposure to radiation and pollution. In addition, respondents were asked to estimate the effects of nuclear power stations, industrial air pollution, and pesticides used in farming on themselves, their families, and the environment. Additional information was elicited regarding measures respondents were taking to protect the environment, such as whether they drove, recycled, ate meat, lowered the heat when out (during the winter), and turned off lights when leaving a room. Demographic variables include respondent's gender, age, marital status, religion, and party affiliation, as well as education and occupation of the respondent and the respondent's parents and steady life-partner.

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