Sunday, August 14, 2011

Who Wants Population Decline?

"The preference for population decline is most clear at the global levels, but as soon as the phenomenon of decline moves closer to home, the preference becomes less pronounced and switches to the status quo."
Population size preferences are subject to the NIMBY (Not-In-My-Backyard) syndrome, according to a new study. The average person favors population decline globally, fewer support it nationally, and most do not want to see their local population decline.

Source: "Who fears and who welcomes population decline?" Demographic Research, August 2011

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