THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF THE ENERGY SHORTAGE BEHAVIORAL AND ATTITUDE SHIFTS

An analysis is made of the social impacts of the energy shortage; specifically, an analysis of shifts in social behavior, or trip-making characteristics, and shifts in social attitudes towards the energy shortage and conservation policies. Data were obtained from the November and December, 1973 and February, 1974 administrations of the Continuous National Survey which is a full probability National Opinion Research Center random sample survey. The findings suggest that energy shortage impacts need to be disaggregated by selected social characteristics such as income level and, that the relationship between attitudes towards the energy shortage and trip-making behavior is very complex.

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    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Stearns, M D
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-75-36 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM