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Survey and evaluation on residents' environmental awareness in Jiangsu Province of China
by Feng Zhenmin, Wang Xiaohua
International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP), Vol. 17, No. 4, 2002
Abstract: A survey was designed to evaluate the present status of residents' environmental awareness in Nanjing and Yangzhong in China. First, it set up an index model to evaluate the level of residents' environmental awareness from three aspects: environmental attitudes, environmental behaviour and environmental knowledge. Then, the influence of individual factors on environmental awareness was analysed. The questionnaire shows that people have certain knowledge about the subject, common feelings about the severity of environmental pollution, anxiety about the effects of environmental pollution on personal health, and objection to developing the economy at the cost of environmental destruction. Most of the residents investigated showed a willingness to do voluntary work for environmental improvement. When asked for individual donations, however, some of them showed some reluctance. Some people lacked the initiative to acquire environmental protection knowledge and increase their environmental awareness.
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