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Environmental Attitudes and Behavior: A Pennsylvania Survey

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Environment and Behavior, Volume 26, p.239- (1994)




A statewide survey of Pennsylvanians conducted in 1990 provided data on residents' opinions about ideas contained in the new environmental paradigm (NEP) and behaviors engaged in that are environmentally protective. Although Pennsylvanians expressed support for the NEP, they were not likely to engage in actbvities that contribute to environmental protection. Correlation analysis revealed that although support for the NEP was predictive of environmental behavior, the linkages were not strong. Various social characteristics were more predictive of environmentally oriented behaviors than supportive of the NEP.