ERIC Number: ED121510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Today and Tomorrow, Vol. 9: Peoples' Views on Land Use. Agricultural Extension Service Publication 149.
Christenson, James A.
During the spring of 1975, a North Carolina statewide survey was conducted to determine public opinion relative to the following land use options: Federal or State based land use controls; no land use controls; or locally based land use controls. Data were derived from a mail questionnaire sent to randomly selected individuals throughout the State. In order to derive a sample proportional to the State's population and one of sufficient size for county comparisons, 2 sets of data were developed (a statewide proportional sample which yielded a 68 percent response rate and a county sample which yielded a 66 percent response rate). Results indicated the North Carolina public: (1) was positively inclined toward county land use planning; (2) was only moderately inclined toward statewide land use planning; (3) was more positively inclined toward land use planning when there had been previous involvement, either via education or prior experience in land use planning; (4) was generally less supportive of the environmental movement in 1975 than was the case in 1973; (5) was more supportive of economic and agricultural growth in 1975 than was the case in 1973; (6) demonstrated little change between 1973 and 1975 in the support of land use; (7) demonstrated some variations according to education, income, and rural-urban locations. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Agricultural Extension Service, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina