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A note on attitudes and knowledge concerning environmental issues in Sweden

Boman, Mattlas; Mattsson, Leif


As part of a larger research effort, the empirical basis for this note is responses to four out of many questions in a mailed survey, which primarily focused on national environmental objectives in Sweden. The results show that out of eight broad areas for use of tax money, five - including environment - are rated as important by over 90% of the respondents. Respondents appear to be less willing to discriminate between different issues covered by national environmental objectives, as all of these are rated as important by more than 80% of the respondents. The function of the ozone layer is an example of an environmental issue where the knowledge among people is relatively high, while this is not the case when it comes to the amount of pesticides used in agriculture. The results also show less support for actions at the individual level to improve the environment, as compared to support for actions taken by society at large through, e.g., technological improvement or policy intervention. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


environment; knowledge; attitudes

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Journal of Environmental Management
2008, Volym: 86, nummer: 3, sidor: 575-579