The American Geographical Society’s Geographic Knowledge and Values Survey: Report of Results for the United States
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Type of Work75 pages
Citation of Original PublicationKozak, S. L., Dobson, J. E., Wood, J. S., Wells, W. R., & Haynes, D. (2012). The American Geographical Society’s Geographic Knowledge and Values Survey: Report of Results for the United States (Rep.). Brooklyn, NY: American Geographical Society.
The American Geographical Society (AGS) conducted a nationwide survey of public attitudes toward and knowledge about geography. The survey ran online from December 12, 2011 through March 31, 2012 with volunteers constantly soliciting adult U.S. residents to participate. The AGS Geographic Knowledge and Values Survey received 4,021 valid responses from people throughout the United States. While not a true random sample, the results are indicative of a sizable segment of the U. S. population: more educated, more female, and less ethnically and racially diverse than the general population.