Two decades of measuring environmental attitudes: A comparative analysis of 33 countries

Franzen, Axel; Vogl, Dominikus (2013). Two decades of measuring environmental attitudes: A comparative analysis of 33 countries. Global environmental change, 23(5), pp. 1001-1008. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.03.009

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This paper analyzes the development of environmental concern by using the three waves of the environmental modules of the International Social Survey Programme. First, we discuss the measurement of environmental concern and construct a ranking of countries according to the new 2010 results. Second, we analyze the determinants of environmental concern by employing multilevel models that take individual as well as context effects into account. Third, we explore the longitudinal aspect of the data at the macro level in order to uncover the causal relation between countries’ wealth and environmental concern. The results show that environmental concern is closely correlated with the wealth of the nations. However, environmental concern decreased in almost all nations slightly during the last two decades. The decline was lower in countries with improving economic conditions suggesting that economic growth helps to maintain higher levels of environmental concern.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Franzen, Axel and Vogl, Dominikus

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0959-3780

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mahboob Hasan

Date Deposited:

23 May 2014 15:13

Last Modified:

10 Mar 2017 07:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.03.009

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Environmental concern, Environmental sociology, International comparative analysis, International Social Survey Programme

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.46014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/46014

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