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July 17 2009

International Public Opinion, Perception, and Understanding of Global Climate Change

Natural scientists have described global warming as perhaps the preeminent environmental risk confronting the world in the 21st century. Meanwhile, social scientists have found that public risk perceptions strongly influence the way people respond to hazards. What the public perceives as a risk, why they perceive it that way, and how they will subsequently behave are thus vital questions for policy makers attempting to address global climate change, in which the effects are delayed, have inequitable distributions of costs and benefits, and are beyond the control of any one group.

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Topics: International Surveys Knowledge / Climate Literacy Risk Perceptions Format Reports Tags International Knowledge Risk
August 15 2006

Sustainability values, attitudes and behaviors: A review of multi-national and global trends

This review surveys five major efforts to identify and declare values essential to global sustainability; describes empirical trends (as measured by multina- tional and global-scale surveys) in values, attitudes, and behaviors related to human and economic...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs International Surveys Policy Support Risk Perceptions Six Americas Sustainability Values & Religion Format Articles Projects International Attitudes & Behavior Tags International Risk Six Americas Values / Religion Topics Audiences Beliefs & Attitudes Politics & Policy Support
November 01 2005

Do global attitudes and behaviors support sustainable development?

Drawing on the few multinational and quasi-global-scale surveys that have been conducted, this article synthesizes and reviews what is currently known about global attitudes and behavior that will either support or discourage a global sustainability...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs International Surveys Policy Support Risk Perceptions Sustainability Values & Religion Format Articles Projects International Attitudes & Behavior Tags International Risk Values / Religion Topics Beliefs & Attitudes Politics & Policy Support
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