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Study Report

Study Number: DA-007-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Environment and Natural Resources

Bibliographic Citation: Energy crisis attitudes and conservation behavior in the United States, April-May 1980.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Energy  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7877

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This survey examines public attitudes toward energy and related issues in the United States. The survey attempted to determine where energy ranked in the list of problems Americans saw confronting the nation in the Spring of 1980. In addition to measuring concern about energy, the survey gathered information on actions that respondents took to reduce gasoline consumption and on sources they used to gather information on gasoline mileage. There are also a number of general demographic variables. A sample of 1,467 adults, designed to reflect the adult population of the entire country, was surveyed. The interviews were conducted in April and May of 1980 by interviewers under the supervision of the Cambridge Reports field staff. There are 47 variables with a logical record length of 74.

SUBJECT TERMS: conservation. consumer attitudes and behavior. economic attitudes and behavior. energy use. environment. resource depletion. transportation. travel patterns. United States.

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