We would like to invite you to participate in a study regarding the value that Vermonters place on the quality of Vermont’s water bodies and collect your opinions regarding tradeoffs related to funding water quality improvements in the state. This research is being conducted by Drs. Chris Koliba and Asim Zia of the University of Vermont, and is funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant NSF OIA 1556770 ).
There are 43 questions in this survey.
Your participation is voluntary and all responses and identifying information will remain confidential. The survey should take about 25 minutes and asks about your use of water bodies, your opinion of the policy issues that face Vermont and its water quality, and the acceptability and trade-offs between various options to pay for water quality improvements. We also ask some general questions on climate science familiarity and demographic information that will be used purely for statistical purposes.
If you have questions or concerns about this survey or the larger research project, please contact: Christopher Koliba (University of Vermont; 103 Morrill Hall; Burlington, VT; firstname.lastname@example.org; 802.656.3772). If you have questions about your rights as a participant in a research study, you may contact Nancy Stalnaker, Director of the Research Protections Office at the University of Vermont: 802.656.5040.
Thank you for taking the time to help us better understand these issues!