Factors affecting environmental attitudes and volunteering in England and Wales

Anderson, C., Lee, D., Pryce, G. and Taal, M. (2010) Factors affecting environmental attitudes and volunteering in England and Wales. Working Paper, (Unpublished)

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This paper investigates the demographic, social, political and religious factors that affect people’s attitudes to the environment and their involvement in environmental volunteering in England and Wales, using data from four waves of the Home Office Citizenship Survey between 2003 and 2009. Approximately 14,000 people were included in each wave of the survey, with around 85%-90% of people having a positive attitude to the environment, while 7%-8% were involved in volunteering. The data were analysed using logistic regression models. Covariates included sex, ethnicity, age, income, education, religion and region. We found that positive attitude and volunteering increased up to the age of 65 before decreasing sharply. People on middling incomes between £20k and £60k were the most likely to have positive environmental attitude and activity. We found no evidence of behavioural change—the results on both environmental attitudes and volunteering remained stable across all four waves of the survey.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pryce, Professor Gwilym and Lee, Professor Duncan
Authors: Anderson, C., Lee, D., Pryce, G., and Taal, M.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Working Paper

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