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Awareness to Environmental Pollution in Turkey


  • Cankurt, Murat
  • Miran, Bulent
  • Gunden, Cihat
  • Sahin, Ahmet


The main purposes of the study were to clarify the conceptual reference of environmental awareness and to investigate the relationship between some individual, socio-economic factors and awareness to environmental issues. In addition, the factors that affect the environmental awareness were also determined. Face to face interviews were done with 975 individuals 25 cities were chosen throughout Turkey, which means at least 2 cities from each region. The models were estimated by the ordered logistic regression. Environmental awareness were evaluated from the standpoints of water, air and soil. Among the pollution categories, people were mostly aware of the pollution in air. In policies related to converting sensitivity to environment to action the Turkish government and institutions should take into account gender, education, income, age, industrial city and number of information source.

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  • Cankurt, Murat & Miran, Bulent & Gunden, Cihat & Sahin, Ahmet, 2008. "Awareness to Environmental Pollution in Turkey," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6807, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6807

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