Environmental Economics

Attitudes Toward Environmental Quality: Area, Ethnicity and SES

In a study of the San Antonio, Texas, SMSA, this report indicates that, while respondents believe the environment is deteriorating, they do not believe environmental problems are among the most important faced by the Nation. Analysis of the data shows that: 1) there is a significant relationship between environmental attitude and area, ethnicity and socio-economic status (SES); 2) concern with environmental quality and problems is greater among inner-city respondents than suburban respondents; 3) Mexican-Americans rank environmental concerns higher than Anglos no matter where they live although Anglos are more aware of and active in organizations that focus on the environment; and 4) high SES respondents were more aware of environmental problems and more actively involved in environmental organizations that middle or low SES respondents.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Risk Communication and Other
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Authors:
    Polinard, Jerry L.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0254
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Pan American UniversityAddress:
    City: Edinburg State: TX ZIP: 78539
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
    Office of Monitoring and Technical Support
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    02/01/1979
    Number of Pages:
    117
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-600/5-79-004
    68-01-2683
  • How to Obtain Report


    Download report now, Order a copy of report

    Use link(s) to download or view the report

    Date Linked: 08/25/2017