ERIC Number: ED137079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Class and Mass Environmental Beliefs: A Reconsideration.
Buttel, Frederick H.; Flinn, William L.
The previous literature on the socioeconomic correlates of environmental concern places great stress on the middle class being more supportive of environmental agendas than the working or lower socioeconomic class. The authors believe that methodological problems in this research and the theoretical implications of the middle class generalization warrant an empirical reconsideration. Social class indicators explain relatively little variance in environment attitudes. Education explains virtually all the variance in environmental attitudes accounted for by "class." Education is subordinate to age as a predictor, and much of the gross effect of education is the spurious result of high educational backgrounds of most young adults. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, New York, August 1976; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document