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I asked 20 people 20 questions about the environment. This is what they said.
the research question
The primary research question was, Do you compost? All other questions and statements supported the primary question by trying to understand whether composting made any kind of impact on the participants interaction with their environment.
Each participant was asked the same question in the same order. Most were interviewed but some answered on a spreadsheet through google docs. All answers were Yes or No to the questions and statements. During analysis, the answers were grouped into an overall average and then split between participants in Europe (England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy), Japan (which I included in Europe) and the United States. I was curious to see the similarities and differences between those inside and outside the U.S. The answers were then rearranged and grouped into 3 categories: Belief, indicated in red, Behavior, indicated in green and Ideology, indicated in blue. Finally, the questions were rearranged in their respective group to emphasize the similarities or contradictions in answers.
In the statistics below, the Yes or No majority will be emphasized. If everyone in the group answered Yes, then it is singled out as one statistic for that question or statement.
BELIEF: PEOPLE SAY THESE ARE TRUTHS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.