The survey questioned over 3,000 people about their awareness of environmental issues and their greener behaviours. Topics covered included knowledge and attitudes towards climate change, travel behaviour, reusing and recycling, energy efficiency in the home, eco-friendly purchasing, greenspace and wellbeing.

key greenspace findings include:

  • 55% of respondents said they visited greenspaces at least once a week
  • 79% of people said that it was very important to them to have gardens, parks, countryside or other greenspaces nearby
  • People who visit their greenspace everyday, at least once a week or at least sometimes, were more likely than those who never do so to say they were satisfied with life (82%, 77% and 78% respectively, versus 68%)
  • Those who never visit greenspace were nearly twice as likely as those who do so every day to say they were dissatisfied with life (27% versus 14%)

More results about greenspace can be viewed here

Results on links between greenspace and wellbeing can be viewed here

The full report can be downloaded here

 

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More results about greenspace can be viewed here

Results on links between greenspace and wellbeing can be viewed here

The full report can be downloaded here

about the survey

about the survey

The SEABS 2008 is a nationally representative survey of just over 3000 adults in Scotland. Fieldwork was undertaken by Ipsos MORI from August - November 2008.