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Public perceptions of New Zealand's environment: 2006

Hughey, Kenneth F. D.
Kerr, Geoffrey N.
Cullen, Ross
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ANZSRC::0502 Environmental Science and Management
The fourth biennial survey of people’s perceptions of the state of the New Zealand environment was undertaken in February - March 2006. The survey is based on the Pressure-State-Response (PSR) model of state of the environment reporting. It tests New Zealanders’ perceptions of all the main resource areas and in 2006 also looked more specifically at land transport environmental, social and related issues, and people’s perceptions of government and individual priorities. Two thousand people aged 18 and over were randomly selected from the New Zealand electoral roll. An effective response rate of 46% was achieved. Data have been analysed descriptively and the 2006 survey responses were compared with responses from the 2004, 2002 and 2000 surveys. Statistical analyses of the responses were completed to determine the roles of several demographic variables.
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