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UK Survey: The 2007 Survey of Public Attitudes and Behaviours toward the Environment
Article Type: Features From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 3.
The UK Agency Defra has recently published The 2007 Survey of Public Attitudes and Behaviours toward the Environment, painting a representative picture of what people in England think and how they behave across a range of issues relevant to the environment.
Over 50 per cent of people believed that recycling more, using a car less, using a more fuel efficient car and/or cutting down on gas and electricity use in the home would have a major impact on the UK’s contribution to climate change if most people in UK were prepared to do them, while the behaviours for which the greatest proportion of people thought there would be no impact on the UK’s contribution to climate change were “buying food produced locally rather than abroad” and “flying less”.
Further information, including more headline findings and the full report, are available from the Defra web site: www.defra.gov.uk/environment/statistics/pubatt/index.htm