BRC Census Population Analysis, 2013-2019

Before and After Black Rock City

Relationship with Others and Relationship with Nature


Relationship with Others

Extent of Agreement With the Statement, “I Assume That People Have Only the Best Intentions”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Not at All 4.6 0.6   4.6 0.6   4.5 0.6
2 5.4 0.8   5.4 0.6   4.5 0.6
3 9.9 1.0   9.4 0.8   8.1 0.8
Somewhat 28.8 1.4   30.5 1.2   28.7 1.2
5 28.2 1.4   27.6 1.2   27.9 1.2
6 17.7 1.2   17.4 1.0   19.3 1.0
Absolutely 5.3 0.8   5.0 0.6   7.1 0.8

Relationship with Others

Helping a Stranger

In the 2018 and 2019 online surveys participants were also asked the question, "Please think about what you would do in the following situation. Suppose you were given 14 hours of free time off from work, and had the opportunity to spend any amount of this time from 0-14 hours, doing a personal favor for a random stranger. Outside of this favour, you would never see this person again, and the stranger would not know how much time you were given in total. If you were given 14 hours of free time, how much (from 0-14) would you spend doing a favor for the stranger?"

Helping a Stranger

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

This question was only asked in 2018 and 2019.


Relationship with Others

Evaluation of Current Relationship Between Self and Others*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* The exact wording of this question in the online survey was, "Please select the picture above that best describes your current relationship with other human beings, on average."

2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
A 3.8 0.6   2.6 0.4   2.9 0.4
B 18.3 1.4   11.9 1.0   11.4 0.8
C 21.9 1.4   21.2 1.2   20.3 1.2
D 25.5 1.4   32.4 1.2   32.6 1.2
E 19.3 1.4   19.9 1.2   19.3 1.2
F 8.1 1.0   8.3 0.8   8.7 0.8
G 3.0 0.6   3.7 0.6   4.9 0.6

Relationship with Nature

Evaluation of Current Relationship Between Self and Nature*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question was first introduced in the 2018 online survey. The exact wording of this question in the online survey was, "Please select the picture above that best describes your relationship with the natural environment. How interconnected are you with nature? (Self = you, Nature = the environment)."

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
A 1.2 0.2   1.3 0.4
B 7.6 0.8   7.5 0.8
C 16.7 1.0   15.2 1.0
D 31.1 1.2   30.1 1.2
E 23.2 1.2   22.5 1.2
F 12.8 1.0   13.8 1.0
G 7.6 0.8   9.6 0.8

Relationship with Nature

Environmental Perspectives*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“I would not want my family or friends to think of me as someone who is concerned about environmental issues.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 1.0 0.2   1.3 0.4
Mildly Agree 1.4 0.4   1.4 0.4
Unsure 1.7 0.4   1.9 0.4
Mildly Disagree 8.4 0.8   6.9 0.8
Strongly Disagree 87.5 1.0   88.6 1.0

Relationship with Nature

Humans and Nature*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“Humans have the right to modify the natural environment to suit their needs.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 5.8 0.6   5.8 0.6
Mildly Agree 30.2 1.2   27.9 1.2
Unsure 15.4 1.0   14.4 1.0
Mildly Disagree 30.2 1.2   30.2 1.2
Strongly Disagree 18.4 1.0   21.7 1.2

Relationship with Nature

Humans and Nature*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“Humans are severely abusing the planet.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 76.9 1.2   79.9 1.2
Mildly Agree 16.8 1.0   14.2 1.0
Unsure 2.1 0.4   1.7 0.4
Mildly Disagree 2.3 0.4   2.1 0.4
Strongly Disagree 2.0 0.4   2.1 0.4

Relationship with Nature

Humans and Nature*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“Plants and animals have the same rights as humans to exist.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 44.5 1.4   47.1 1.4
Mildly Agree 27.7 1.2   27.0 1.2
Unsure 11.0 1.0   10.5 0.8
Mildly Disagree 12.0 1.0   10.9 0.8
Strongly Disagree 4.8 0.6   4.6 0.6

Relationship with Nature

Humans and Nature*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“Nature is strong enough to cope with the impact of modern industrial nations.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 3.7 0.6   4.6 0.6
Mildly Agree 8.4 0.8   7.4 0.8
Unsure 11.5 0.8   12.0 1.0
Mildly Disagree 26.8 1.2   24.2 1.2
Strongly Disagree 49.6 1.4   51.9 1.4

Relationship with Nature

Humans and Nature*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“Humans were meant to rule over the rest of nature.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 2.2 0.4   1.8 0.4
Mildly Agree 6.3 0.8   5.7 0.6
Unsure 9.2 0.8   9.9 0.8
Mildly Disagree 22.0 1.2   18.5 1.0
Strongly Disagree 60.4 1.4   64.0 1.4

Relationship with Nature

Humans and Nature*

Participants were asked to use a scale to indicate the degree to which they agreed with the statement below, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The plot and table below represent responses for the statement:

“The balance of nature is very delicate and easily upset.”

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question set was first introduced in the 2018 online survey.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Strongly Agree 43.3 1.4   47.7 1.4
Mildly Agree 33.0 1.4   30.4 1.2
Unsure 10.8 0.8   10.5 0.8
Mildly Disagree 10.8 0.8   9.2 0.8
Strongly Disagree 2.1 0.4   2.3 0.4

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