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Environmental Policy Attitudes: Issues, Geographical Scale, and Political Trust

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  • David M. Konisky
  • Jeffrey Milyo
  • Lilliard E. Richardson

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This article examines environmental policy attitudes, focusing on the differences in preferences across issue type (i.e., pollution, resource preservation) and geographical scale (i.e., local, national, global). In addition, we study whether an individual's trust in government influences environmental policy attitudes. Copyright (c) 2008 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • David M. Konisky & Jeffrey Milyo & Lilliard E. Richardson, 2008. "Environmental Policy Attitudes: Issues, Geographical Scale, and Political Trust," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 89(5), pages 1066-1085.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:89:y:2008:i:5:p:1066-1085
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    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government

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