Consumer Pesticide Concerns: A 1965 and 1984 Comparison

CAROLYN SACHS, DOROTHY BLAIR, CAROLYN RICHTER

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Abstract

Concern with pesticide use is a major issue for consumers. The present paper examines changes over time in consumer attitudes toward pesticide use. The study also examines the relationship between socioeconomic factors and consumer concern with pesticide use. Findings suggest that consumers were more concerned with pesticide issues in 1984 than in 1965. Concern has increased in terms of the impact of pesticides on wildlife, on farmers, and on individual health. Concern about pesticides is widespread and is not centered in any particular population group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-107
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Consumer Affairs
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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