This book examines what policymakers need to or would like to know about public attitudes and values, what kinds of results the researchers have been able to obtain, and the extent to which their results currently influence the policymaking process.
1. Introduction and Overview Part 1: Concepts, Issues, and Methodological Problems 2. Surveys: What They Can and Cannot Tell Energy Policymakers 3. Poorly Thought-out Values: Problems of Measurement 4. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Public Attitudes Toward Conservation and Energy Issues Part 2: Empirical Studies 5. Supply Versus Demand Energy Alternatives: Public Attitudes Toward Resource Conservation 6. Risk Research and Its Relevance to Energy Planning 7. Attitudes Toward the Future: Their Impact on Present Decisions 8. Human Values and Pro-Environmental Behavior 9. The Influence of Human Values on Conservation and Energy Shortage Beliefs 10. Public Attitudes and Resource Conservation Policies 11. The Use of Energy Survey Data in the Policy Process