A PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY ON ENERGY AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS AND AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS. HIGHLIGHT REPORT. VOLUME XVI

This report is one of series of studies on public opinion of energy-related matters. This volume summarizes findings of questions to the public on air pollution controls. It contains two parts: an executive summary and the detailed tabulations the questions. From the questions it was concluded that: (1) 62% of the people interviewed do not regard air pollution as a serious problem where they live. (2) Motor vehicle exhausts (55%) and factories and plants (52%) are seen as the most important causes of air pollution. (3) Many people are willing to back up their commitment to less air pollution with money. (4) People are not willing to sacrifice energy for cleaner air. (5) In some cases, people are willing to change to more energy-conserving behavior rather than pay additional money to lower air pollution. (6) People show a desire to prevent the significant deterioration of air quality. (7) 94% think areas that now have clean air should be kept as clean as they are now.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-245 828.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Opinion Research Corporation

    North Harrison Street
    Princeton, NJ  USA  08540

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Energy Conservation and Environment
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Authors:
    • Rappeport, M
    • Labaw, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 25008, FEA/D-76/020
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-01-0001-1714
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1977 12:00AM