Sustainability Literacy

Sustainability Literacy Survey

The Sustainability Literacy Survey is intended to be the benchmark in a series of annual surveys of incoming freshman, to be supplemented with periodic assessments of graduating seniors. The survey has been given to all incoming freshmen at the start of the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 fall quarters. The first post-test has been given to all graduating seniors in May 2017.

The survey is sent out by Academic Affairs and administered by two Faculty members from SU’s Albers School of Business and Economics.

Survey questions

Survey questions can be viewed here; Sustainability Literacy Survey Questions

Results from 2013-2017

***20132014201520162017
Climate Change 3.36 3.73 3.99 3.98 4.14
Energy 2.77 3.41 3.36 3.30 3.44
Planetary Assets 3.34 3.80 3.89 3.90 4.08
Systems 2.26 4.24 4.35 4.32 4.49
Environmental Justice 3.01 4.02 4.10 4.09 3.60
Business 2.19 3.93 3.98 3.95 3.95
Definitions 4.39 3.41 3.39 3.36 3.39
Attitudes 2.17 3.71 3.85 3.84 4.02

***Means are for 1-5 scales; higher numbers indicate more sustainability literacy.

 

 

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