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Do people that identify themselves as "left" on the political scale feel a greater personal responsibility to reduce their climate impact than people on the right side of politics? I do believe that this could be the case. To be able to shed some light on this question I will use a statistical program called SPSS and data from the European Social Survey (ESS).
In my analysis, I want to investigate whether people's political affiliation matters when it comes to feeling a greater personal responsibility for reducing climate change. As such I will use two variables from ESS, these are:
- Placement on left right scale.
- To what extent feel personal responsibility to reduce climate change.
The two variables contain 14 and 15 different response options, which also include answers such as "Do not Know" and "No Answer". The political variable includes 11 answer options, from "Left" to "Right." The climate responsibility variable contains just as many possible response options, from "Nothing at all" to "Much".
In this particular test, I only want to see the opinions of people who identify themselves on either of the far ends of the political scale. As such I have encoded these two variables through the recode function in SPSS so that only answers from the two "extremes" are reflected in the output. In other words, I only have respondents who have answered that they belong to the far left and right on the political scale. I've done the same with the climate responsibility variable.
Alright, let's get the result!
The first table shows that due to the recoding we only have answers from 575 people, which is only 1.7 percent of all respondents in the ESS data. So please, don't take this blog post too seriously.
The other table is much more interesting for us as it shows the actual answers to our question. In the above table, we see that 65 percent of those who identify as "left" feel a great personal responsibility to reduce their climate impact. Which can be compared with only 46 percent of those identifying to the "right". Only 35 percent of the people who identify themselves as "left" think they have no personal responsibility, compared to 54 percent on the "right" side of the political scale.
As we can see, more leftists feel they have a considerable personal responsibility to reduce their climate impact compared to their political opposites on the right.
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This blog entry is related to my last post on the Movie Club. Hey! Not everyone knows what anime is and is confused with what to watch first because of the numerous series.
According to Merriam-Webster, "Anime is a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes." Anime has a lot of genre and mind you, all of these are really mindblowing. Even romance ace the cards!
My go to anime sites are:
A list of my favorite animes:
1. Attack on Titan
2. Tokyo Ghoul
3. Kimi No Nawa (this is a movie)
4. Assasination Classroom
6. One Piece
7. Fairy Tail
10. No Game No Life
11. Your Lie in April
12. Detective Conan
And many more! If you have questions, comment below.
Today we’re introducing blogs on Redly. Our new blogging system allow you to create your own personal blog, or a group blog with other Redly members, to share your ideas, thoughts and insights.
Here are some of the features that comes with your Redly blog:
You can easily collaborate with other Redly users by starting group blogs. These blogs are perfect for when more than one member has something to contribute to the subject.
Private & Invite-Only Blogs
If you want, you can designate your blog as completely private, for your own use (and eyes) only. You can also create invite-only blogs where you specify who may read it.
You have an existing blog elsewhere? No problem! You can easily import your blog entries automatically using Atom or RSS. This way your blog posts will get more exposure within the Redly community – and with no extra work!
If you manage a club here on Redly you can now add a blog to your club – and it’s just as easy as adding forums and galleries to your club. Isn’t that great or what?
And just so we’re clear. We are still tweaking the new blogging system, so if you find any bugs or if you got some constructive criticism for us, please let us know here in the comments or in our Feedback forums.