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|Title:||Survey of Public Attitudes to Quality of Life and the Environment, 2001|
|Series:||Surveys of Public Attitudes to the Environment, 1986-|
|Depositor:||Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Environmental Protection Statistics and Information Management|
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Environmental Protection Statistics and Information Management
Office for National Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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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:
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.
Social class was determined on the basis of standard Office for National Statistics practice.
|Dates of fieldwork:||29 January 2001 - 05 April 2001|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 18 and over resident in England
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
One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
|Number of units:||6000 (target) , 3736 (obtained), 3735 (weighted sample size)|
|Method of data collection:||
|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.|
|ACID RAIN||AGE||AGRICULTURAL POLICY|
|AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES||AGRICULTURE||AIR POLLUTION|
|CLEANING AGENTS||CLEANING SERVICES||COMMUNITIES|
|COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVATION||CYCLING||DEVELOPMENT AID (INTERNATIONAL)|
|DOGS||DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|ECONOMIC CONDITIONS||ELECTRIC LIGHTING||ENERGY CONSERVATION|
|ENGLAND AND WALES||ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS||ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION|
|ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION||ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION||ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT|
|EUROPEAN UNION||FUEL RESOURCES||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|GENETIC ENGINEERING||GREAT BRITAIN||GREEN BELT AREAS|
|HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEALTH FOODS||HEALTH|
|HEDGES||HOME DECORATING MATERIALS||HOME OWNERSHIP|
|HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUS||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HUMAN SETTLEMENT||INCOME||INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION|
|INDUSTRIES||INFORMATION SOURCES||INNER CITIES|
|LAND USE||LANDSCAPE PROTECTION||LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES|
|LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT||MARITAL STATUS|
|MORTGAGES||MOTOR VEHICLES||NATURAL HERITAGE|
|NOISE CONTROL||OIL POLLUTION||ORGANIZATIONS|
|PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR||PESTICIDES|
|PETROL||POLICY MAKING||POLLUTION CONTROL|
|PRODUCTS||PUBLIC EXPENDITURE||PUBLIC TRANSPORT|
|REFUSE||RENEWABLE ENERGY||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|RIGHT OF WAY||ROAD TOLL CHARGES||ROAD TRAFFIC|
|ROAD VEHICLE MAINTENANCE||ROADS||SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES|
|SATISFACTION||SEAS||SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING|
|SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL POLICY||SOCIAL PROBLEMS|
|THERMAL INSULATION||TOURISM||TRANSPORT PLANNING|
|TRANSPORT POLICY||TROPICAL FORESTS||UNEMPLOYED|
|UNEMPLOYMENT||URBAN DEVELOPMENT||URBAN TRANSPORT|
|WASTE COLLECTION||WASTE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING||WASTE LANDS|
|WASTES||WATER METERS||WATER POLLUTION|
|WATER PROPERTIES||WATER RECREATIONAL AREAS||WATER SUPPLY|
|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.|
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|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|
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.