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Codebook Attitudes towards the Environment and the Paranormal September 28 2009 Site ID 8 Fall 2008 Undergraduate class MB 3 l3 9 Fall 2009 Undergraduate class MB 313 Respondent ID 022 NEPl to NEP12 New Environmental Paradigm scale based on article The New Environmental Paradigm by Riley E Dunlap and Kent D Van Liere The Journal of Environmental Education 9 1019 1978 Note that Dunlap developed a 15 question version in 1992 but no one seems to use it Strongly Agree 5 Agree 4 Undecided 3 Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Missing 9 NEPl 7 We are approaching the limit of the number of people the earth can support NEPZ The balance of nature is very delicate and easily upset NEP3 Humans have the right to modify the natural environment to suit their needs NEP3R 7 Reverse coded 51 42 33 24 15 NEP4 7 Mankind was created to rule over the rest of nature NEP4R 7 Reverse coded NEPS 7 When humans interfere with nature it often produces disastrous consequences NEP6 7 Plants and animals exist primarily to be used by humans NEP6R 7 Reverse coded NEP7 7 To maintain a healthy economy we will have to develop a steadystate economy where industrial growth is controlled NEPS 7 Humans must live in harmony with nature in order to survive NEP9 7 The earth is like a spaceship with only limited room and resources NEP10 7 Humans need not adapt to the natural environment because they can remake it to suit their needs NEP10R 7 Reverse coded NEP11 7 There are limits to growth beyond which our industrialize society cannot expand NEP12 7 Mankind is severely abusing the environment Attitudes Towards the Paranormal Questions from a Gallup poll that has been administered a number of times to a US population over time The question asks whether you Believe in 3 Not sure about 2 Don t Believe I The numbers in parentheses are the number of Us respondents who said they believed in a statement in 2005 according to the Gallup Poll News Service url httphomesandiegoeduNbaberlogicgalluphtml accessed 932008 73 answered that they believed in at least one of the following statements Paral4 7 Psychic or spiritual healing or the power of the human mind to heal the body 5 5 ParalS That people on this earth are sometimes possessed by the devil 42 Paral6 ESP or Extrasensory Perception 41 Paral7 That houses can be haunted 37 Para18 Ghoststhat spirits of dead people can come back in certain placessituations 32 Paral9 Telepathycommunication between minds without using traditional senses 31 Para20 Clairvoyancethe power of the mind to know the past and predict the future 26 Para2l Astrology or that the position of the stars and planets can affect people s lives 25 Para22 That extraterrestrial beings have visited earth at some time in the past 24 Para23 That people can communicate mentally with someone who has died 21 Para24 7 Witches 2l Para25 Reincarnation that is the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death 20 Para26 Channelingallowing a spirit being to temporarily assume control of the body 9 Attitudes Towards Government ATGS to ATG9 Attitudes Towards Government Note that questions are questions 27 31 on this survey Labeled ATGSATG9 in order to match original study Strongly Agree 5 Agree 4 Undecided 3 Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Missing 9 ATGS 7 Regulation of business by government usually does more harm than good ATG6 7 Government regulation and planning leads to bureaucracy inefficiency and stagnation ATG7 7 The government has too much power over citizens ATGS The government should not interfere with the free enterprise system ATG9 7 Government planning inevitably results in the loss of essential liberties and freedoms AGE Q 32 7 l to 98 99 missing CLASS Q 33 7 lsophomore 2junior 3senior 9missing ACTIVE Q 34 7 In the past year have you or anyone else in your household donated to or been active in a group or organization working to protect the environment From Gallup poll as discussed in The Polls 7 Poll Trends Environmental Problems and Protection by RE Dunlap and Rick Scarce Public Opinion Quarterly 55651672 1 Yes 2 No 9 missing