Public environmental skepticism: A cross-national and multilevel analysis

  title={Public environmental skepticism: A cross-national and multilevel analysis},
  author={Min Zhou},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={61 - 85}
  • Min Zhou
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Psychology
  • International Sociology
Environmental skepticism, defined as doubt about the authenticity or severity of environmental degradation, is common among the general public. This study attempts to identify its social bases, using a large and recent (2010) dataset that covers 45,119 individuals from 32 countries. Using multilevel modeling, it explores both individual-level and country-level influences on public environmental skepticism. The results support four individual-level perspectives (knowledge deficit, cultural… 

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