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Survey of Public Attitudes to Quality of Life and the Environment, 2001

Title details

SN: 4741
Title: Survey of Public Attitudes to Quality of Life and the Environment, 2001
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4741-1
Series: Surveys of Public Attitudes to the Environment, 1986-
Depositor: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Environmental Protection Statistics and Information Management
Principal investigator(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Environmental Protection Statistics and Information Management
Data collector(s): Office for National Statistics
Sponsor(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Environmental Protection Statistics and Information Management. (2003). Survey of Public Attitudes to Quality of Life and the Environment, 2001 . [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 4741, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4741-1

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Subject Categories

Environmental and conservation issues - Environment, conservation and land use
Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

This study is the fifth in a series of national surveys commissioned by the Department of the Environment to investigate people's environmental concerns, awareness and behaviour. The previous four surveys were carried out in 1986, 1989, 1993 and 1996-1997. Users should note that the UK Data Archive currently holds the first three surveys in addition to this one (SNs 2684, 2685 and 3329), but not the fourth (conducted in 1996-1997).
The objectives of the research were to:
  • establish current attitudes to the environment, and knowledge and behaviour regarding environmental matters;
  • allow comparison of current attitudes with those found in previous Department of Environment (DOE)/Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) studies;
  • explore views on a wider range of issues not covered by those previous DOE/DETR studies.
  • Main Topics:
    Respondents were asked about general issues, their environmental knowledge and quality of life. Coverage then turned to current and future environmental concerns, activities, policies and access to green spaces and the countryside. Respondents were also asked about their knowledge of and belief in climate change and their expectations of future consequences.

    Standard Measures
    Social class was determined on the basis of standard Office for National Statistics practice.

    Coverage, universe, methodology

    Dates of fieldwork: 29 January 2001 - 05 April 2001
    Country: England
    Spatial units: Government Office Regions
    Observation units: Individuals
    Kind of data: Numeric data
    Individual (micro) level
    Universe: National
    Adults
    Adults aged 18 and over resident in England
    Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
    seven waves - 1986, 1989, 1993, 1996-97, 2001, 2007 and 2009. Users should note that the UKDA only holds data from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th surveys
    Sampling procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
    Number of units: 6000 (target) , 3736 (obtained), 3735 (weighted sample size)
    Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
    CAPI used
    Weighting: Weighting was designed to scale respondents up proportionately to match the population estimates which pertain to that individual's age and gender characteristics within the Government Office Region in which they live.

    Thesaurus search on keywords

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    ACID RAINAGEAGRICULTURAL POLICY
    AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIESAGRICULTUREAIR POLLUTION
    ATTITUDESCENTRAL GOVERNMENTCHILDREN
    CLEANING AGENTSCLEANING SERVICESCOMMUNITIES
    COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVATIONCYCLINGDEVELOPMENT AID (INTERNATIONAL)
    DOGSDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
    ECONOMIC CONDITIONSELECTRIC LIGHTINGENERGY CONSERVATION
    ENGLAND AND WALESENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESSENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATIONENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATIONENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
    EUROPEAN UNIONFUEL RESOURCESFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
    FUTUREGARDENINGGENDER
    GENETIC ENGINEERINGGREAT BRITAINGREEN BELT AREAS
    HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEALTH FOODSHEALTH
    HEDGESHOME DECORATING MATERIALSHOME OWNERSHIP
    HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSHOUSEHOLDS
    HUMAN SETTLEMENTINCOMEINDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
    INDUSTRIESINFORMATION SOURCESINNER CITIES
    LAND USELANDSCAPE PROTECTIONLEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES
    LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIESLOCAL GOVERNMENTMARITAL STATUS
    MORTGAGESMOTOR VEHICLESNATURAL HERITAGE
    NOISE CONTROLOIL POLLUTIONORGANIZATIONS
    PACKAGINGPARKSPARTICIPATION
    PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEARPESTICIDES
    PETROLPOLICY MAKINGPOLLUTION CONTROL
    POLLUTIONPOPULATION INCREASEPRICES
    PRODUCTSPUBLIC EXPENDITUREPUBLIC TRANSPORT
    PURCHASINGQUALIFICATIONSRADIOACTIVE WASTES
    REFUSERENEWABLE ENERGYRENTED ACCOMMODATION
    RESOURCES CONSERVATIONRESPONSIBILITYRETIREMENT
    RIGHT OF WAYROAD TOLL CHARGESROAD TRAFFIC
    ROAD VEHICLE MAINTENANCEROADSSAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES
    SATISFACTIONSEASSEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING
    SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL POLICYSOCIAL PROBLEMS
    SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSTUDENTSSUNBATHING
    SUNLIGHTSWIMMINGTAXATION
    THERMAL INSULATIONTOURISMTRANSPORT PLANNING
    TRANSPORT POLICYTROPICAL FORESTSUNEMPLOYED
    UNEMPLOYMENTURBAN DEVELOPMENTURBAN TRANSPORT
    WASTE COLLECTIONWASTE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGWASTE LANDS
    WASTESWATER METERSWATER POLLUTION
    WATER PROPERTIESWATER RECREATIONAL AREASWATER SUPPLY
    WILDLIFE PROTECTION

    Administrative and access information

    Date of release:
    First edition: 21 November 2003
    Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
    Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
    Availability: UK Data Service
    Contact: Get in touch

    Documentation

    Title File Name Size (KB)
    User Guide Part 1 4741userguide1.pdf 1190
    User Guide Part 2 4741userguide2.pdf 780
    User Guide index file in4741.pdf 22
    Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4741_Information.htm 6
    READ File read4741.txt 8

    Publications

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    By principal investigator(s):
    HMSO (1986) 'Public attitudes to the environment, part 10', Digest of Environmental Protection and Water Statistics, 9, London: HMSO.

    NOP Market Research (1986) Environmental problems: a report on a survey conducted by NOP Market Reseach Limited on behalf of the Department of Employment, London: NOP.

    NOP Market Research (1989) Environmental problems II: a technical report and tabulation volume on a survey conducted by NOP Market Research Limited on behalf of the Department of the Environment, London: NOP.

    Salathiel, D. (1989) 'Public attitudes', paper presented to the United Kingdom Workshop on Awareness Raising and Public Participation, September 1989.

    Custance, J. and Marlowe, T. (1994) 'Survey of Public Attitudes to the Environment, 1993', Statistical News 104, Spring.

    Department of the Environment, (1994) '1993 survey of public attitudes to the environment: England and Wales', Department of the Environment Statistical Bulletin, September.

    HMSO (1994) 'Public attitudes' Digest of Environmental Protection and Water Statistics, 16, London: HMSO.

    HMSO (1994) 'Individual awareness and action', in Sustainable development: the UK strategy, London: HMSO.

    Resulting from secondary analysis:
    D'Amato A., Mancinelli S. and Zoli M. (2016) 'Complementarity vs. substitutability in waste management behaviors', Ecological Economics, 123, pp.84-94.

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