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dc.contributor.authorKonisky, David M.eng
dc.contributor.authorMilyo, Jeffreyeng
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Lilliard E. Jr.eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.description.abstractObjectives. This article examines environmental policy attitudes, focusing on the differences in preferences across issue type (i.e., pollution, resource preservation) and geographical scale (i.e., local, national, global). In addition, we study whether an individual's trust in government influences environmental policy attitudes. Methods. Analyzing data from the 2007 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, we estimate a series of OLS regression models to examine the public's environmental policy attitudes. Results. We find stronger public support for government action to address pollution issues than resources issues, and stronger support for local and national pollution abatement than dealing with global problems. We also find that Republicans and ideological conservatives are less likely to support further government effort to address the environment, and that more trusting individuals are more favorable to government action to address pollution and global issues. Conclusion. Environmental policy attitudes vary by the nature of the issue; however, political ideology and partisan affiliation are consistent predictors of preferences across issues, even when controlling for an individual's level of trust in government.eng
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Economics, 2008eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2395eng
dc.publisherDepartment of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofEconomics publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers (Department of Economics);WP 08-11eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.source.urihttp://economics.missouri.edu/working-papers/2008/WP0811_milyo.pdfeng
dc.subject.lcshParty affiliationeng
dc.subject.lcshEnergy policy -- Public opinioneng
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental policy -- Public opinioneng
dc.titleEnvironmental Policy Attitudes: Issues, Geographical Scale, and Political Trusteng
dc.typeWorking Papereng


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