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Shades of Green: Public Opinion on Environmental Issues in Australia


Crook, SA and Pakulski, J, Shades of Green: Public Opinion on Environmental Issues in Australia, Australian Journal of Political Science, 30, (1) pp. 39-55. ISSN 1036-1146 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00323269508402322


Data from the 1990 and 1993 Australian Electoral Studies are used to investigate whether public concern about the environment has declined in Australia over recent years. Questions of the ranking and structure of environmental concerns and of levels of support for environmental organisations are addressed. The data show that public concern about the environment remains high on an ‘agenda of long-term issues’, that environmental concerns form two distinct clusters (termed ‘brown’ and 4 green’) and that active support for environmental organisations correlates only with the green cluster. It is argued that these findings give no more than partial support to the ‘organisational’, ‘postmaterialist’ and ‘risk society’ perspectives on environmental issues. © AusJPS 1995

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Crook, SA (Dr Stephen Anthony Crook)
UTAS Author:Pakulski, J (Professor Jan Pakulski)
ID Code:3954
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:Sociology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-22

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