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Economic Affluence versus Ecological Degradation: A Panel Regression Study on Global-level Environmental Concern using Cross-national Surveys

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Ecological degradation has become an increasingly salient issue in the modern world. Prior studies have indicated that one source of these environmental problems is the ideologies and beliefs (e.g. the level of environmental concern) of a society. This paper engages in the longstanding debate of environmental concern. Instead of using the World Values Survey data to gauge the construct, I used a question from the PEW Global Attitudes Survey for measurement. Specifically, I employed correlation tests and panel regression to assess the impacts of economic affluence and ecological degradation on environmental concern for respondents from different groups of countries. The findings show that environmental concern is primarily dependent on economic affluence. Despite the significant results from statistical analysis, I believe that we can neither conclude that environmental concern is shaped by economic affluence nor argue prior studies with opposite findings are unjustified. However, this paper shows that a parsimonious explanation of environmental concern is problematic. Considering that different measurements and datasets can produce dissimilar outcomes, it is reasonable and beneficial to acknowledge that there is not a dominant factor in shaping one’s environmental concern. In other words, environmental concern is shaped by different factors that depend on the occasion and the social setting.

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Hao, Feng. "Economic Affluence versus Ecological Degradation: A Panel Regression Study on Global-level Environmental Concern using Cross-national Surveys" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p708173_index.html>

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Hao, F. , 2014-03-27 "Economic Affluence versus Ecological Degradation: A Panel Regression Study on Global-level Environmental Concern using Cross-national Surveys" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon Online <PDF>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p708173_index.html

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Abstract: Ecological degradation has become an increasingly salient issue in the modern world. Prior studies have indicated that one source of these environmental problems is the ideologies and beliefs (e.g. the level of environmental concern) of a society. This paper engages in the longstanding debate of environmental concern. Instead of using the World Values Survey data to gauge the construct, I used a question from the PEW Global Attitudes Survey for measurement. Specifically, I employed correlation tests and panel regression to assess the impacts of economic affluence and ecological degradation on environmental concern for respondents from different groups of countries. The findings show that environmental concern is primarily dependent on economic affluence. Despite the significant results from statistical analysis, I believe that we can neither conclude that environmental concern is shaped by economic affluence nor argue prior studies with opposite findings are unjustified. However, this paper shows that a parsimonious explanation of environmental concern is problematic. Considering that different measurements and datasets can produce dissimilar outcomes, it is reasonable and beneficial to acknowledge that there is not a dominant factor in shaping one’s environmental concern. In other words, environmental concern is shaped by different factors that depend on the occasion and the social setting.


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