Sustaining our environment

Who cares about the environment in 2012?

Who Cares about the Environment in 2012? is the seventh main survey in this social research series. It examines the environmental knowledge, views, attitudes and behaviour of people in NSW and tracks how these have changed over time.

The 2012 research included a telephone survey with a representative cross-section of 2,006 NSW residents aged 15 years and over, followed by nine discussion groups in Sydney and regional locations. The report contains the state-wide findings for 2012 (survey and discussion groups), as well as analysis of the findings over time, across key demographic variables and across regions in NSW.

Full report (130265WC12Rpt.pdf, 1.31MB)

Summary report (130079WC12Sum.pdf, 284KB)

Segment findings report

This report presents the findings by demographic characteristics (gender, age, education level, regional location, settlement type, English/non-English language background, parental status, employment status, dwelling type, household income) and level of concern about environmental problems. The same findings are presented in the main report by survey question.

Segment findings report (130306W12SegRpt.pdf, 641KB)

Data tables

Tabulated data, showing statistically significant differences, for each survey question by demographic variables, level of concern and perceived efficacy.

Data tables report (130307WCDataTab.xls, 2.68MB)

Seminar presentation

Seminars to disseminate and discuss the research findings were held across NSW in March - May 2013. 

Seminar presentation (130412WC12Pres.pdf, 1.17MB)

Previous surveys

Surveys have been conducted every three years since 1994. The 1997 report is available in printed form.
Reports from 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 and the 2007 follow-up survey, Who Cares about Water and Climate Change in 2007? are available online.

Page last updated: 22 August 2013