Environmental issues
This survey seeks to understand your opinion on environmental issues and effectiveness of different environmental actions. The results are anonymous.
1. In your opinion, what are the three most urgent environmental issues (pick one for each column)?
Most important
Second most important
Third most important
Eutrophication (nutrient pollution)
Climate change
Negative effects on human health
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Other (please specify in last question)
Soil pollution
Nuclear radiation
Pesticides
Depletion of natural resources
Waste (plastic, garbage, etc.)
Air pollution
Habitat loss/Land conversion
Statospheric ozone depletion
Ocean acidification
Water pollution
Novel pollutants (e.g. nanoparticles, etc.)
Loss of biodiversity
Invasive species
2. In your opinion, what are the three most important causes of the issues you listed above?
Most important
Second most important
Third most important
Energy system
Economic system
Overconsumption
Other (please specify in last question)
Corporations
Overpopulation
Transportation
Apathy
Ignorance
Personal lifestyle
Political system
Water system
Cultural dynamics
Intentional action by individuals or corporations
Agriculture/food system
3. To what extent do you think environmental degradation affects you personally?
Little to no impact on personal life
Substantial impact on personal life
Clear selection
4. To what extent do you think environmental degradation affects human society generally?
Little to no impact on human society
Substantial impact on human society
Clear selection
5. In your opinion, how important is personal action (e.g. individual choice, behavior change, etc.) versus systemic change (e.g. regulation, incentives, etc.) in addressing the issues above?
Issues can or should be solved exclusively with personal action
Issues can or should be solved exclusively with systemic changes
Clear selection
6. How willing are you to make personal changes (e.g. diet, transportation, etc.) to address the environmental issues you listed above?
Not willing
Very willing
Clear selection
7. How willing are you to support systemic changes (e.g. taxes, regulations, etc.) to address the environmental issues you listed above?
Not willing
Very willing
Clear selection
8. How much more would you be willing to pay for an item that is truly sustainable versus an identical item with an unsustainable footprint (indicate a percentage where 0 = not willing to pay more)?
9. Do you think the environment is generally getting better or generally getting worse?
Clear selection
10. How much progress do you think we will we make on the following environmental issues over the next 30 years (-100% = substantial worsening, 0 = no change, 100% = complete solution)?
-100%
-50%
-25%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Other
Nuclear radiation
Soil pollution
Climate change
Environmental injustice (disproportionate costs and benefits of degradation)
Genetically modified organisms
Novel pollutants
Water pollution
Air pollution
Loss of biodiversity
Eutrophication
Depletion of natural resources
11. How many examples of negative human-nature interactions can you think of in 30 seconds?
12. How many examples of positive human-nature interactions can you think of in 30 seconds?
13. How likely are you to describe yourself or identify as an environmentalist?
Completely unlikely
Completely likely
Clear selection
14. How would you describe your overall political beliefs?
Conservative
Liberal
Clear selection
15. What is your gender
Clear selection
16. What is your age?
Clear selection
17. What is your area of study or work (e.g. major or field)?
18. If you answered "Other" for Questions 1 or 2, please say what you meant here. Otherwise, if you have any additional comments or questions, this is your chance.
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