Who Cares about the Environment?

View full reports of the Who Cares about the Environment social research series.

Every 3 years since 1994, the former Office of Environment and Heritage has conducted a survey of the NSW community and discussion groups to track trends in the public’s environmental views, priorities, knowledge and actions.

Full reports and data tables and other supporting documents are available for download  – except for the 1994 and 1997 reports, which are available in printed form only and can be viewed by request to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 1300 361 967 or (02) 9995 5555.

The ninth survey in the Who Cares series was scheduled for delivery in 2018 but has been postponed until 2019. This is to allow for the research project to be updated in line with the strategic needs of users.

Who Cares reports

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Evaluation of Who Cares

Who Cares was independently evaluated in June 2014. The evaluation provides an assessment of the overall impact and value of Who Cares research since its inception in 1994, as well as recommendations for its future. The evaluation found:

  • Who Cares is widely used and valued as a rigorous piece of research by a broad range of organisations.
  • Who Cares is considered important across a variety of uses.
  • There are opportunities to strengthen its strategic value, introduce more interactive reporting and expand dissemination.

Download the Who Cares Evaluation Report Summary (PDF 358KB)