ERIC Number: ED433182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Report Card: Environmental Attitudes and Knowledge in America. The Fifth Annual Survey of Adult Americans.
National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington, DC.
This study investigates environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among adult Americans. The fifth survey, conducted by Roper Starch, explores the relationship between attitudes about the environment and how those attitudes are affected by learning. This report concludes that Americans have very positive views toward the need to conserve environmental resources and, in most cases, see a need to do more to protect and conserve the environment. Sections include: (1) "A Sense of Balance in Environmental Attitudes;" (2) "Increasing Environmental Knowledge: The Concern--Education--Behavior Nexus;" (3) "Renewed Support for Government's Role in Environmental Affairs;" (4) "Case Study: Knowledge of a Specific Environmental Issue--Water;" and (5) "The Views of Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts." The research methodology is explained; an appendix containing a summary of changes and attitudes over time, and data on the environmental gender gap is included. (CCM)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Perception, Science Education, Surveys
National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, 734 15th Street NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Roper Starch Worldwide Inc.
Authoring Institution: National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington, DC.