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Summary:  View help for Summary The Fall 2015 NSEE was a telephone survey of 911 adult (age 18 or older) residents of the United States between September 2 and September 24, 2015. Respondents were interviewed in English on both landlines (353) and cell phones (558) by the staff of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO) in Allentown, Pennsylvania on the Institute’s Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system.

The survey included longitudinal questions about belief in climate change, plus additional content related to the Clean Power Plan, Pope Francis' encyclical and the role of religion in environmental issues, and more. 

The instrument was designed by Christopher Borick of Muhlenberg College, Barry Rabe of the University of Michigan, Erick Lachapelle of the University of Montreal, and Sarah Mills of the University of Michigan. For more detailed information on the methods employed please contact the MCIPO at 484-664-3444 or email Dr. Borick at

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Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms religion; alternative energy; energy policy; clean power plan; renewable energy; climate change; global warming
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 9/2/2015 – 9/24/2015
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 9/2/2015 – 9/24/2015 (Fall 2015)
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) survey data
Collection Notes:  View help for Collection Notes 3/07/2019: Dataset updated to include values for demog_state (masked in Version 1)


Response Rate:  View help for Response Rate AAPOR RR3 Response Rate: 12%
Sampling:  View help for Sampling Both the landline and cell phone samples were provided by the Marketing Systems Group (MSG), Horsham, Pennsylvania. Both landline and cell phones were chosen randomly from sampling frames of United States landline and cell numbers provided by MSG.  In order to reach a representative sample of adult Americans both landlines and cell phones are called up to 10 times.
Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Weights:  View help for Weights The data should be weighted (using the variable “weight”) by age, race, educational attainment, income and gender to reflect 2013 population parameters for these factors provided by the United States Census Bureau. 
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Individual
Geographic Unit:  View help for Geographic Unit State

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