Through a 2021 AFWA MultiState Conservation Grant, Virginia Tech and the AFWA Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tourism Working Group conducted national and state level surveys to gather more data on wildlife viewers. This dataset is from the survey conducted in South Carolina. It contains:
1. South Carolina Wildlife Viewer Survey.pdf: a pdf version of the survey instrument
2. South Carolina_WildlifeViewerSurvey.csv: a csv (comma-separated values) file of the dataset
3. South Carolina_WildlifeViewerSurvey.sav: a sav (compatible with SPSS, the Statistical Package for Social Science) file of the dataset
4. WildlifeViewerSurveyData_VariableGuide: a guide to each variable name in the datasets.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Multistate Conservation Grant Program (grant # F21AP00617-00)
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Program in South Carolina with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act of 1993
PublisherUniversity Libraries, Virginia Tech
Corresponding Author NameAshley Dayer
Files/Folders in Dataset and Description[South Carolina Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey - Dataset] - Online survey data and survey instrument to accompany the report South Carolina Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey: Enhancing relevancy and engaging support from a broader constituency by Pototsky, Sinkular, and Dayer (2022). Report accessible at http://hdl.handle.net/10919/113127. This online survey was conducted from October 29-December 15, 2021 via Qualtrics. All 1,007 survey respondents resided in South Carolina for most of the year, were over the age of 18, and reported participating in wildlife viewing (defined as closely observing, photographing, or feeding wildlife, maintaining plantings or habitat for the benefit of wildlife, or taking trips to parks or other natural areas with the purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife) in the past five years. The survey was conducted with approval from the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board (Protocol #20-1018). [WildlifeViewerSurveyData_VariableGuide.xlsx] - Codebook containing answer options for questions in survey instrument, in .docx format.
[South Carolina Wildlife Viewer Survey.pdf] - Survey instrument containing all questions asked in pdf.
[South Carolina_WildlifeViewerSurvey.csv] - Comma-separated value (CSV) file containing 1,007 individual and de-identified survey results.
[South Carolina_WildlifeViewerSurvey.sav] - SPSS Data File (SAV) containing 1,007 individual and de-identified survey results.