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The Grassroots of a Green Revolution: Polling America on the Environment

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Since the first Earth Day in 1970, environmentalism has become woven into the fabric of American life. Concern for environmental quality has influenced how we think, work, and recreate; what we buy; and how we govern. But popular consensus on the environment is more complicated than it appears. The real question is no longer whether Americans side with environmentalism, but the depth of their commitment. This book argues that understanding public opinion, the grassroots of the "green" revolution, is essential to sustaining genuine environmental progress. The long-term success of the environmental movement will be measured not only by its legislative achievements, but by its ability to persuade average citizens to back up their words with action and to further alter their voting patterns, buying habits, and lifestyles.The Grassroots of a Green Revolution uses polling data from a wide variety of sources to explore the myths, inconsistencies, and tensions that characterize public thinking on environmental issues. The book defines and describes key characteristics of public opinion, including direction, strength, stability, distribution, and consistency, and shows how those qualities influence behavior. The book uses that body of evidence to weigh the significance of environmental concern in U.S. politics and policy and to provide pragmatic advice for decisionmakers in their efforts to motivate Americans to act in an environmentally responsible way.

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An analysis of Americans' environmental concerns and their willingness to translate their beliefs into action.

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The Grassroots of a Green Revolution uses polling data from a wide variety of sources to explore the myths, inconsistencies, and tensions that characterize public thinking on environmental issues. The book defines and describes key characteristics of public opinion, including direction, strength, stability, distribution, and consistency, and shows how those qualities influence behavior. The book uses that body of evidence to weigh the significance of environmental concern in U.S. politics and policy and to provide pragmatic advice for decisionmakers in their efforts to motivate Americans to act in an environmentally responsible way.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-271) and index.

About the Author

Deborah Lynn Guber is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262571609
Author:
Guber, Deborah Lynn
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public opinion -- United States.
Subject:
Environmentalism -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Grassroots of a Green Revolution
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , An analysis of Americans' environmental concerns and their willingness to translate their beliefs into action.
"Synopsis" by , The Grassroots of a Green Revolution uses polling data from a wide variety of sources to explore the myths, inconsistencies, and tensions that characterize public thinking on environmental issues. The book defines and describes key characteristics of public opinion, including direction, strength, stability, distribution, and consistency, and shows how those qualities influence behavior. The book uses that body of evidence to weigh the significance of environmental concern in U.S. politics and policy and to provide pragmatic advice for decisionmakers in their efforts to motivate Americans to act in an environmentally responsible way.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-271) and index.
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