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Xiamen Students Environmental Awareness Survey

Summer 2015
AEI
By: Alex Starzinsky, Camille Cutler, Elisa Silva,
Josie Hadfield, Joling Campo, and Kirby Parnell

Introduction:
Ni hao! We are a group from Eckerd College in Florida. Our group consists of six
students and two teachers. We have created this survey on behalf of the Henry Luce
Foundation, for their Asia and the Environment Initiatives 2015 Summer Field Work
Program. We are curious about environmental issues and the perceptions of these
issues in Fujian Province. Our goals are to gain insight into environmental issues and
awareness in Fujian Province and to use that knowledge to further our research. Please
answer all of the questions below to the best of your abilities. Thank you for taking time
to complete this survey.
Zijian! Xie-Xie! Eckerd College students and faculty

General Information

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1.What is your gender?
Male
Female
2.What is your age?
18-21
22-25
25 or over
3. What is your level in college?
Undergraduate Degree
Masters Degree
Doctorate Degree
4. What is your major?
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5.What province were you raised in?
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6. What is your occupation?
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7.What ethnicity do you identify with?
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General Environmental Awareness
1. Did you grow up learning about the environment?
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No
2.Do you recycle?
Always
Sometimes
Never
3.Does your school have a recycling program?
Yes
No
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4.If it did, would you recycle?
Yes
No
Unsure
5. Do you have an environmental education program at your current university? Explain.
Yes ___________________________________
No __________________________________

6. When did you first hear about climate change?
1) Primary school
2) Secondary school
3) University

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7.Do you believe climate change is happening?
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8. Do you feel that climate change is anthropogenic?
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9. Do you feel that climate change directly affects you in everyday life?
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10. Sulfur hexafluoride is the main cause of ozone depletion.
True
False
11. Coral reefs and rainforests are places with rich biodiversity.
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False
12. Burning plastic waste is the most effective way to control white pollution.
True
False
13. The protective ozone layer is found in the troposphere.
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14. Soil degradation only happens in the northwest of China.
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15. Sandstorms can cause air pollution and degrades the soil.
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16. Coal is a non-renewable resource.
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17. Red tide is increased due to runoff.
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18. Domestic discharge of waste-water is the main source of river pollution.
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19. Carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor are considered greenhouse gases.
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20. Oil is considered one of the major pollutants of the ocean.
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21. Acid rain occurs only in industrial areas.

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2) False
22. The major characteristic of white pollution is that is does not decompose.
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2) False

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Regional Issues
1. Do you feel that there is a lot of commercial development affecting Fujian Province?
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2. Are you bothered by commercial development in Fujian Province?
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3. Do you feel that there is a lot of industrial development affecting Fujian Province?
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4. Are you bothered by industrial development in Fujian Province?
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5.What environmental problems do you feel affect your home province? Pick the top 5 and rank
in order from 1-Most Concerning 5- Least Concerning
1) Water Pollution/ Ocean Pollution
2) Water Scarcity
3) Air Pollution
4) Desertification
5) Loss of Biodiversity/Wildlife
6) Ozone Depletion
7) River Pollution
8) White Pollution
9) Global Warming
10) Soil erosion

11) Sand Storms
12) Chemical Waste
13) Factory waste
14) Groundwater Pollution
15) Soil Degradation
6.What environmental problems do you feel affect your Fujian Province? Pick the top 5 and rank
in order from 1-Most Concerning 5- Least Concerning
1) Water Pollution/ Ocean Pollution
2) Water Scarcity
3) Air Pollution
4) Desertification
5) Loss of Biodiversity/Wildlife
6) Ozone Depletion
7) White Pollution
8) River Pollution
9) Global Warming
10) Soil erosion
11) Sand Storms
12) Chemical Waste
13) Factory waste
14) Groundwater Pollution
15) Soil Degradation
7.Who do you think should be responsible for cleaning up the environment?
1) Central government
2) Local government
3) General citizens
4) Non-governmental organizations
5) Local medium to small scale enterprises
6) Local large scale enterprises
7) Larger state owned enterprises
8) Larger multinational enterprises

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8.Who do you feel is the largest contributor to ocean pollution in Fujian Province? You may
circle more than one.
Local factory runoff
Commercial fisheries
Boat traffic
Waste water discharge
Litter
Agricultural waste
Other_______ (Please specify)
9. Who do you feel is the largest contributor to groundwater pollution in Fujian Province? You
may circle more than one.
Local factory runoff
Commercial fisheries
Boat traffic
Waste water discharge

5) Litter
6) Agricultural waste
7) Other ______ (Please specify)
10. Who do you feel is the largest contributor to river pollution in Fujian Province? You may
circle more than one.
1) Local factory runoff
2) Commercial fisheries
3) Boat traffic
4) Waste water discharge
5) Litter
6) Agricultural waste
7) Other ______ (Please specify)
11.Are you aware of the marine protected areas?
1) Yes
2) No
3) Unsure
Environmental Willingness: (Please Circle One Answer for Each Question)
If you see trash on your way to school you pick it up and throw it in the proper receptacle.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree
In your residence you have a recycling bin that you use frequently.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree

You would sign a petition to increase protection of an endangered species.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree

You strictly adhere to environmental protection laws.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree

5 Strongly Agree

If you had the opportunity to take part in a local beach cleanup you would participate.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree
Your local government is actively involved in environmental protection.
1 Strongly disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree
You believe that current government environmental protection policies are effective.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree
You prefer to use a personal car over public transportation.
1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree
3 Neutral
4 Agree

5 Strongly Agree