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Stephen Klineberg

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Polls, Government, Education

Dr. Klineberg is a professor of sociology at Rice University in Houston who has conducted in-depth opinion polls in Houston and throughout Texas to collect views on environmental protection. He has sought to measure the depth of public environmental concerns, how they balance with worries over prices, slower economic growth, higher unemployment, more public spending, or more intrusive government, and how they compete with alternative public priorities, such as public safety, transportation, and education. Through interviews conducted from 1990-98, Dr. Klineberg has found consistently high concern over environmental problems in Texas, and commitment to improve environmental protection, despite conflicting and competing priorities, and across racial, gender, and geographic boundaries.


October 6, 1999
Houston, Texas
Reels 2040 and 2041


Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Dr. Klineberg.

Please see the video (reel 2040 and 2041) or the  transcript of Dr. Klineberg's full oral  interview.  Some of his written comments are posted here.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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