Title: Survey and evaluation on residents' environmental awareness in Jiangsu Province of China

Authors: Feng Zhenmin, Wang Xiaohua

Addresses: Agricultural Engineering College, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210032, P.R. China. Agricultural Engineering College, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210032, P.R. China

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.

Keywords: China; environmental awareness; environmental protection; public survey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2002.000675

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2002 Vol.17 No.4, pp.312-322

Published online: 14 Jul 2003 *

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