Environmental attitudes survey 2010


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As part of Earth Day activities we surveyed students and other people near our rural college and asked them 20 questions relating to the environment.

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Environmental attitudes survey 2010

  1. 1. Environmental Attitudes Around Snow College<br />Results from 2010 Survey<br />Conducted in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah<br />Sample Size: 78 Respondents<br />
  2. 2. Snow College is a rural, two-year state college located in Ephraim, Utah<br />
  3. 3. 1. What percentage of your paper products do you recycle?<br />
  4. 4. 2. Would you recycle more if more recycle bins were available?<br />
  5. 5. 3. Have you thrown trash out of your window while driving in the past year?<br />
  6. 6. 4. We are killing too many trees for paper and lumber<br />
  7. 7. 5. Humans are destroying the planet by altering the habitat for agriculture and cities<br />
  8. 8. 6. Daily actions of individuals cannot make enough of a difference to actually help the planet<br />
  9. 9. 7. Large U.S. cities should enact laws (like they have in Mexico City) where only vehicles with certain tags on their license plates are allowed to circulate on certain days.<br />
  10. 10. 8. Human actions are causing glaciers to melt, seas to rise, and the climate to change<br />
  11. 11. 9. Americans need to give up a big percentage of our luxuries to help save the world<br />
  12. 12. 10. How many acres of forests worldwide are lost in a single day?<br />For this question the correct answer is about 90,000 acres per day. We counted it as a “close guess” if the answer was +/- 30,000 acres<br />
  13. 13. 11. What percent of the time do you walk or bicycle for errands less than 2 miles?<br />
  14. 14. 12. Compared to an average student, how much effort do you put into to helping society go green?<br />
  15. 15. 13. How will your efforts into going green this year be different from the past year?<br />
  16. 16. 14. Which viewpoint in the following list best expresses your views on our relationship to the planet?<br />a. Earth is here for us to use to our maximum benefit. We only have obligations to people, not plants or animals<br /> b. It really doesn’t matter what we do as individuals--the planet and its ecosystems are too big for us to really have an impact<br /> c. It’s nice to take care of the planet, but only if it’s convenient and not economically difficult<br /> d. We have a religious obligation to care for the planet and all life on it<br /> e. As a society we have raped and pillaged the planet for our short-term gain and we need to stop immediately, even if it means large-scale economic collapse<br />Answers are summarized on the next slide<br />
  17. 17. 14. Which viewpoint in the following list best expresses your views on our relationship to the planet?<br />
  18. 18. 15. From the following list, what is your biggest global concern in the next 20 years<br />
  19. 19. Questions 16-20 followed this format<br />Rate the importance of the following factors for helping the earth<br />5<br />Extremely Important<br />1<br />Unimportant<br />
  20. 20. 16. New alternative energy technologies to get us off of oil<br />
  21. 21. 17. More government regulations on pollution and carbon emissions<br />
  22. 22. 18. Changes in the way we build, heat, and cool buildings<br />
  23. 23. 19. Slowing the growth of the human population<br />
  24. 24. 20. Protecting habitat from human development<br />
  25. 25. That’s All Folks!<br />Thanks for Watching!<br />Feel free to leave comments<br />on how to improve the survey for next year!<br />