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Perceptions of the effects of climate change within Kosciuszko National Park

General Survey Questionnaire, 2006


Date:________________

Location:__________________

Hello, my name is Prasan Sharp and Im a final year student at the University of Western Sydney. I am conducting
a short survey on climate change. I would appreciate your time to answer a few questions.
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Q1

Q2

Firstly, you are a: (circle as many as applicable)


1. down-hill skier
2. snowboarder
3. back country skier

4. visitor/snow play
5. other________________________

What do the terms climate change or global warming or greenhouse effect mean to you?
(single word or phrases or short sentence response)

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Q3

How important is the issue of climate change to you? Is it:


1. very important
4 not at all important
2. fairly important
5 unsure
3. not so important
If answer is 3 or 4 or 5 Why?______________________________________________________

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Q4

Are you concerned that the future of your snow activity (ie. skiing, snow-boarding etc) may
be threatened by global warming? Are you:
1. very concerned
4. not at all concerned
2. fairly concerned
5. unsure
3. not so concerned
If answer is 3 or 4 or 5 Why?______________________________________________________

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Q5

Some alpine plants and animals are threatened with extinction as a result of global
warming. Are you:
1. very concerned
4. not at all concerned
2. fairly concerned
5. unsure
3. not so concerned
If answer is 3 or 4 or 5 Why?______________________________________________________

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Q6

Do you think that global warming (climate change or green-house effect) can be slowed by
community actions? Do you:
1. strongly agree
3. disagree
2. agree

Comments? ____________________________________________________________________
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Please turn over

Q7

Below is a list of practical activities that are known to reduce the impact of global warming.
Could you please tell me which of these you do now or would consider doing in the future.
(More than one response to each activity can be considered)
Do you or would you:
Now







Future

Car pool, walk/cycle or take public


transport to work?
Share a ride or take a bus to the snow?
Turn off lights?
Turn off appliances?
Purchase energy efficient appliances?
Purchase energy efficient light bulbs?
Wash clothes in cold water?
Fit water efficient shower heads?

Now

Future


Install a solar water heater?


Purchase greenhouse friendly




products from a local source?


Switch to Green Power with your
electricity supplier?
Plant a tree?
Recycle?
Promote ways to reduce global
warming at your workplace or business?

DEMOGRAPHICS
Q8
What is your home post code?________________
If you are unsure of your postcode list your suburb or nearest town_________________________
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Q12

What is your first language?


1. English
2. Arabic
3. Chinese
3. Greek

4. Italian
5. Spanish
6. Vietnamese
7. Other________________________

Age group:
1. 18-29
2. 30-39
3. 40-49

3. 50-59
4. 60-70
5. Over 70

What is your occupation?


1. Professional/management
2. Administrative/technical
3. Small business owner
4. Skilled/trades person/self employed
5. Seasonal worker

6. Student
7. Retired (if retired, list previous

occupation)____________________
8. Other? __________________________

Gender:
1. Male

2. Female

Further Comments:___________________________________________________________________
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Please leave the questionnaire with the Lodge Manager or fax to 02 6450 5630 or post to:
Prasan Sharp
C/- Department of Environment and Conservation (NPWS)
P.O. Box 2228
Jindabyne NSW 2627
Questionnaires need to be returned by Friday 15th September 2006
Further information about this questionnaire can be obtained by contacting Prasan Sharp on:
02 6450 5614 or mobile: 0407 549 510 or e-mail: prasan.sharp@environment.nsw.gov.au