Perceptions of the state of New Zealand's environment: research approach, key findings and ongoing opportunities
Aims: • Monitor NZers’ perceptions of resources and environmental issues – something increasingly common in other countries; • Contribute to improved state of environment reporting – matching perceptions to science can identify gaps/issues; • Inform policy development – understanding perceptions can help with policy initiatives. Framework: • PSR model used by OECD and in MfE environmental reporting programme. Methods: • Postal Questionnaire, biennially since 2000 • Random sample of 2000 from Electoral Roll • Maintained a c.40-47% effective response rate
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