Nature Connectedness Survey - (Kennedy Students)

The purpose of this research is to assess conservation and sustainability interest and engagement within the St. Louis community. This study is being conducted as part of Tim Schmalz’s work in a Master’s program at Miami University. The survey should take no more than10 minutes to complete and you may stop at any time. Confidentiality and anonymity of responses will be maintained to the highest degree possible. If you have any questions you can contact Tim Schmalz at schmalt@miamioh.edu. If you have questions or concerns about the rights of research subjects, you may contact the Research Compliance Office at Miami University at (513) 529-3600 or humansubjects@miamioh.edu.



  1. What is your age?
    0-10 years old
    11-18 years old
    19-30 years old
    31-45 yeares old
    46-65 years old
    65+ years old


  1. What is your gender?
    Female
    Male


  1. Into which socioeconomic category do you consider you and/or your family?
    Working Class
    Middle Class
    Upper-Middle Class
    Upper Class


  1. What is your highest level of education?
    Some High School
    High School
    Some College
    College Degree
    Graduate Degree


  1. With which of the following faith-groups do you most identify?
    Agnosticism
    Atheism
    Buddhism
    Christianity
    Hinduism
    Islam
    Judaism
    Other


  1. Which word best describes your neighborhood?
    Urban
    Suburban
    Rural


  1. To which ethnic group do you consider yourself?
    African or African American
    Asian or Asian American
    European or European American
    Hispanic or Latin American
    Middle Eastern or Middle Eastern American
    Native American or Pacific Islander
    South Asian or South Asian American


  1. Roughly, how long does it take you to drive to downtown St. Louis without traffic?
    10 minutes or less
    20 minutes
    30 minutes
    40 minutes or more


  1. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is “strongly disagree” and 5 “strongly agree”, please respond to the following:
    I feel connected to nature and the environment.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I enjoy spending time outside whenever possible.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. If time, money, and family were no hindrance, I would rather vacation in a natural setting than in an urban center.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I make it a personal priority to get in out into with nature as often as I possibly can.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. The number of activities and festivals that hope to get people active outdoors meets my needs as a member of the St. Louis Community.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I believe that the World community is apathetic towards nature and environmental issues.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I believe that the American community is apathetic towards nature and environmental issues.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I believe that the St. Louis region is apathetic towards nature and environmental issues.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I believe that my community is apathetic towards nature and environmental issues.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I believe that nature and environmental issues should play a larger role in public debate that it currently occupies.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I would support increased funding for and public participation in expansion plans of mass transit routes and bike trails throughout the St. Louis region.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I would support increased funding for and public participation in renewable energy programs in the St. Louis region.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I would support increased funding for and public participation in native vegetation planting and natural habitat restoration efforts in the St. Louis region.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I would support increased funding for and public participation in locally-sourced food products and distribution within the St. Louis region.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. I would support increased funding and participation of environmental community engagement, outdoor activity, and education programs in the St. Louis region.
    1 (strongly disagree)
    2
    3 (indifference)
    4
    5 (strongly agree)


  1. Which program below would you say should have the highest priority for funding? (please choose one)
    Mass transit expansion
    Renewable energy participation incentives
    Native vegetation & habitat restoration programs
    Locally sourced food production & distribution resources
    Environmental education & engagement programs


  1. Which program below would you say is the lowest priority for funding? (please choose one)
    Mass transit expansion
    Renewable energy participation incentives
    Native vegetation & habitat restoration programs
    Locally sourced food production & distribution resources
    Environmental education & engagement programs