of green politics and those interested in public opinion and the rational behavior of
consumers should read this book... [I]t provides not only an important analysis of
its subject, but it is also an excellent work on public opinion more broadly...."
Robert Y. Shapiro
Perspectives on Politics, March 2004
"...Guber offers an important
contribution to our understanding of environmental attitudes across a range of settings.
The book should be read by every student in the field."
Eric R.A.N. Smith
University of California, Santa Barbara
Political Science Quarterly, Winter 2003-2004
"...Guber neatly unpacks the volumious
data on the attitudes and behaviors of Americans regarding the environment, while
simultaneously establishing a coherent explanation of the impact public opinion has had on
the positions of political parties and elected officials in the United States.... [She]
has made a significant contribution to the literature in the fields of environmental
studies and policy...."
Christopher P. Borick
Society and Natural Resources, vol. 17, 2004
"This book would make a welcome addition
to courses at the advanced undergradudate and graduate levels, including courses on
environmental issues, public opinion, social attitudes, social movements and even social
research methods. The ease with which she explains complicated statistical analysis, her
deft use of secondary survey data, and her collection and analysis of ballot initiative
data make this a very useful book for a research methods course. While she necessarily
accepts the utility of survey research (it would be difficult to do otherwise in national
public opinion research), she provides a wealth of information about the complexities
involved in survey research and how the way a question is asked can influence the answer.
In sum, this book should appeal to readers in several fields and with many different
background, including not only scholars but practitioners and social activists as
Angela G. Mertig
Michigan State University
Rural Sociology, June 2004
"The Grassroots of a Green
Revolution is an impressive book. It is well researched, presents important new
findings, and is clearly written. Both students of environmental politics and public
opinion will find it useful."
Christopher J. Bailey
Environmental Politics, Winter 2003
"...Guber's detailed analysis of survey
instruments, plus the extensive notes and references (almost one-third of the book) will
be useful to anyone seeking answers about what an opinion really means. The book is a
good read on an important subject...."
Utah State University
Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2004
Guber's book provides a significant contribution to our
understanding of environmental public opinion and its impact in
Dorothy M. Daley
The University of Wisconsin, Madison
Political Science, June 2004