2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

The Effects of a Person's Environment on One's Environmentalism 

Wilson A. Utley
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

With the environment in the state of disarray that it is now, knowing people’s views on the environment is important now more than ever. This study of Truman State University students looks at their childhood environment, rural, suburban, or urban, and their views on environmentalism. By using people’s answers to survey questions about their views on environmentalism, an overall score can be created and compared to various independent variables, such as political affiliation, location of upbringing, and gender. With this information it can then be analyzed to understand what impacts an individual’s views on environmentalism. These findings show that people from urban areas are more environmentally conscious than those who are from rural areas, and that Democrats are more environmentally conscious than all other political affiliations.

Keywords: Environment, Environmentalism , Rural, Urban


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-10
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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