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National survey of college students' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation

Citation

Larson, Lincoln (2021), National survey of college students' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.dz08kprx8

Abstract

This dataset contains responses from an online survey of diverse undergraduate students (ages 18-34 years) attending 22 different universities across 22 U.S. states (total n = 17,203). Survey questions focused on students' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation. The survey was conducted from 2018-2020.

Methods

Data were collected from 2018-2020 via online surveys of  diverse undergraduate students on 22 college campuses across 22 different U.S. states, resulting in a total sample of 17,203 undergraduate students 18-34 years old. Data weight columns can be used to generate normalized multiplicative weights for each case (i.e., respondent) based on their school enrollment, their gender identity (male vs. female), and their race and ethnicity (white vs. BIPOC), facilitating more accurate estimates despite the low overall average response rate of 14% (ranging from 6 to 32% across universities).

Usage Notes

See the Variable Codebook tab for more information about variable naming and coding. Missing values are denoted by #NULL!. Contact Lincoln Larson (LRLarson@ncsu.edu) for more details.

Funding

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Award: F18AP00171