International Social Survey Program: Environment II, 2000

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International Social Survey Program (ISSP)

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The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1983, the ISSP group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This data collection is the second survey exploring the topic of environment. Participating countries in the 2000 survey included Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Respondents were queried on topics regarding nature and the environment, the role of science and scientific solutions to environmental problems, the effects of population and economic growth on the environment, protection of the environment through higher prices of goods or higher taxes, and the role of government, businesses, industries, and citizens in protecting the environment. Respondents were asked if they belonged to any groups whose main aim was to preserve or protect the environment, if they donated any money to environmental groups, and if they had ever protested, demonstrated, or signed a petition concerning environmental issues. Respondents were also asked questions about the greenhouse effect, the use of animals for medical testing, and health issues like exposure to chemicals, pesticides, and pollution. Respondents also expressed their views on the priorities of their nation. Demographics include sex, age, ethnicity or nationality, marital status, level of education, current employment status, family income, number of people living in household, religious denomination, trade union membership, political party affiliation, and region of the country and size of community where currently residing.


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