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General beliefs and environmental concern: Transatlantic comparisons
Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5000-311X
Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5355-4280
2006 (English)In: Environment and Behavior, ISSN 0013-9165, E-ISSN 1552-390X, Vol. 38, no 6, p. 768-790Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to empirically test whether grouping people according to their general beliefs, combined with positional factors, can explain environmental concern, and whether there are country differences in this respect. The study is based on the United States, Canadian, Norwegian, and Swedish parts of The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) survey 2000 on environmental concern. The four countries were paired resulting in a comparison between North America and Scandinavia. The results showed that general beliefs, together with education and political affiliation, were the most stable predictors of environmental concern, and that adding general beliefs to the analysis improves the explanatory power in a significant way. © 2006 Sage Publications.

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Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006. Vol. 38, no 6, p. 768-790
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trust, environment attitudes, Environmental concern, General beliefs, National comparisons
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39118DOI: 10.1177/0013916506287388ISI: 000241330700002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33749545517OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39118DiVA, id: diva2:1320269
Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved

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