Using data from a phone survey of 1,980 Puget Sound residents conducted in 2012, this fact sheet examines the severity of different environmental problems and compares the strength of concern about the lack of jobs and beliefs about the environment. Too few jobs and the loss of wildlife habitat were the two community issues most likely to be ranked as important problems among residents of Puget Sound. Environmental concern is higher among urban than rural residents, while those in rural areas are more likely than urbanites to believe the lack of jobs is a threat to their community.
National Fact Sheet No. 21
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Safford, Thomas G.; Cutler, Matthew; Henly, Megan M.; Norman, Karma; and Levin, Phillip, "Urban-rural differences in concern about the environment and jobs in the Puget Sound region" (2012). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 185.
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