Survey of Sustainability Attitudes on ASU Campus

RESULTS: Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes About Environmental Sustainability Among Members of the ASU Community (click here to download the report (PDF) )

The purpose of this survey was to get a sense of what ASU faculty, staff, and students know and feel about issues of sustainability, and particularly the environmental component of sustainability. The survey was intended to benefit the campus community by providing information that may help to improve the effectiveness of sustainability education and outreach efforts.

Participants in the course SD 3535 Outreach Skills for Sustainability, including students and instructor Laura England, developed the survey. Select Survey’s IR Survey tool, which insures complete anonymity of respondents, was used to implement the survey online.  The survey was open February 12th-27th, 2013 and was publicized primarily through student, faculty and staff listservs.  The number of respondents ranged from 747-854 (some respondents skipped questions); 66% of respondents were students, 15% were faculty, and 19% were staff.

A majority of the respondents expressed concern for issues of environmental sustainability, with particular concern about water and climate change.  For many respondents, concern for sustainability influences their actions.  Download the report (PDF) for detailed results on:

  • Understanding of Sustainable Development
  • Concern for Sustainability
  • Water
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability Actions
  • Campus Sustainability

Please contact Laura England at for more information.


Dr. Richard Rheingans, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant

QEP Global Learning