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Public Attitudes and Environmental Justice in Scotland

DescriptionThe study investigates people's perceptions of, and priorities amongst, local environmental problems and how these impact on health and quality of life. It will contribute to the evidence base for the Executive's work on environmental justice.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 28, 2005

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John Curtice, Scottish Centre for Social Research
Anne Ellaway, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow University
Chris Robertson, Health Protection Scotland and Strathclyde University
George Morris, Health Protection Scotland
Gwen Allardice, Health Protection Scotland and Strathclyde University
Ruth Robertson, Health Protection Scotland
Scottish Executive Social Research 2005

ISBN 0 7559 2784 2
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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: THE INCIDENCE OF INCIVILITIES
Asking about incivilities
Incidence of commonplace incivilities
Co-occurrence
Less commonplace incivilities
Potential incivilities
Incidence of incivilities and happiness with area
Conclusion
CHAPTER THREE: WHO EXPERIENCES INCIVILITY?
Social variation in commonplace incivilities
Social variation in aggregated incivilities
Social variation in the incidence of less commonplace incivilities
Social variation in worry about potential incivilities
Conclusion
Appendix to Chapter Three
CHAPTER FOUR: ARE ENVIRONMENTAL INCIVILITIES IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH?
Psychosocial health and the local environment
Multivariate analysis
Conclusions
CHAPTER FIVE: INCIVILITIES AND COMMUNITY COHESION
Incivilities and social trust
Incivilities and fatalism about local neighbourhood
Incivilities and fear of crime
Multivariate analysis
Conclusion
CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSION
An index of local environmental quality
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
REFERENCES
ANNEX 1: TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE SURVEY
Background to the survey
Sample design, fieldwork and response
Analysis variables
Analysis techniques
References
ANNEX TWO: SURVEY QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES
Face to face survey
Self-completion supplement