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The effect of information on public acceptance--the case of water from alternative sources.
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PMID:  20227166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aims to provide conclusive evidence that information about water from alternative sources increases public acceptance. We conducted an experiment with 1000 Australian respondents asking them about their acceptance of recycled and desalinated water for a range of purposes under two conditions: 1) no information provided and 2) information about the production process provided. Results indicate that - both for desalinated and recycled water - the stated likelihood of use increases significantly if people are provided with information about the production process. This has major implications for public policy makers indicating that providing factual information (as opposed to persuasive campaigns) will increase public support of water augmentation projects.
Sara Dolnicar; Anna Hurlimann; Long Duc Nghiem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-03-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental management     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1095-8630     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Environ. Manage.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401664     Medline TA:  J Environ Manage     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1288-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Marketing Research Innovation Centre, School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, NSW 2522, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Conservation of Natural Resources
Likelihood Functions
Water Supply*

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