Changing Public Behavior: Self-Study Modules
C. Methodologies and technologies for exploring social dimensions
CPB Self-Study Module
STEP 4. Collect audience information relevant to the environmental practice and specific behaviors
C. What methodologies or technologies are available for exploring the social dimensions of a particular environmental concern?
Linking to pre-existing information
Table 2: Sample sources of background information
Target audience searchable database
A searchable data base of research findings from studies of outreach and education about water and watersheds that could claim to identify best education practices for specific audiences
Target Audience Research.
American Community Survey
Estimates for states and the larger counties include statistics such as age of housing stock, number of vacancies, lack of plumbing, etc.
US Census 2000
The U.S. Census Bureau
Census of Agriculture
Query the Census of Agriculture:1987,1992,1997 at Cornell University: http://agcensus.mannlib.cornell.edu
1997, 2002, and 2007 Census of Agriculture:
Economic Census, 1992: Report series 1J on CD-ROM [machine-readable data files] / prepared by the Bureau of the Census. Washington: The Bureau [producer and distributor], 1997. (SuDoc # C 3.277:CD-EC 92-1 J)
Economic Census, 1992 and 2002: Nonemployer Statistics Series / prepared by the Bureau of the Census. Washington: The Bureau [producer and distributor], 1995.
Economic Census on CD-ROM, 1992: ZIP Code Statistics Series / prepared by the Bureau of the Census. Washington: The Bureau [producer and distributor], 1995.
PDFs are available for all reports through a list published on the web site.
For Historical Economic Data: http://www.census.gov/econ/census/data/historical_data.html
How to find the latest business data: http://www.census.gov/econ/census/data/
USA Counties 1996 on CD-ROM [machine-readable data files] / prepared by the Bureau of the Census. Washington: The Bureau [producer and distributor], 1996. (SuDocs # C 3.287:18)
CD-ROMs are available at most depository libraries. Locate a Federal depository library at the Federal Depository Library Program, http://www.fdlp.gov/
Other sources for this information: Refer to USA Counties 1998 (database) when you just need data for one county, https://www.data.gov/counties/
Environmental and geographic data, including climate and land use change, energy and minerals, environmental health, natural hazards, water information. See http://www.usgs.gov