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  • Spatial Discontinuities in Support for Hydraulic Fracturing: Searching for a "Goldilocks Zone" SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES Zanocco, C., Boudet, H., Clarke, C. E., Howe, P. D. 2019
  • Cultural Worldviews and Political Process Preferences SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY Zanocco, C. M., Jones, M. D. 2018; 99 (4): 1377–89

    View details for DOI 10.1111/ssqu.12500

    View details for Web of Science ID 000449992200008

  • Fracking Bad Guys: The Role of Narrative Character Affect in Shaping Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Preferences POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL Zanocco, C., Song, G., Jones, M. 2018; 46 (4): 978–99

    View details for DOI 10.1111/psj.12278

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451451600011

  • Exploring the impacts of climate and policy changes on coastal community resilience: Simulating alternative future scenarios ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE Mills, A. K., Bolte, J. P., Ruggiero, P., Serafin, K. A., Lipiec, E., Corcoran, P., Stevenson, J., Zanocco, C., Lach, D. 2018; 109: 80–92
  • The Effect of Geographic Proximity to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development on Public Support for Hydraulic Fracturing RISK ANALYSIS Boudet, H. S., Zanocco, C. M., Howe, P. D., Clarke, C. E. 2018; 38 (9): 1871–90

    Abstract

    With the rapid growth of unconventional oil and natural gas development transforming the U.S. economic and physical landscape, social scientists have increasingly explored the spatial dynamics of public support for this issue-that is, whether people closer to unconventional oil and gas development are more supportive or more opposed. While theoretical frameworks like construal-level theory and the "Not in My Backyard" (or NIMBY) moniker provide insight into these spatial dynamics, case studies in specific locations experiencing energy development reveal substantial variation in community responses. Larger-scale studies exploring the link between proximity and support have been hampered by data quality and availability. We draw on a unique data set that includes geo-coded data from national surveys (nine waves; n = 19,098) and high-resolution well location data to explore the relationship between proximity and both familiarity with and support for hydraulic fracturing. We use two different measures of proximity-respondent distance to the nearest well and the density of wells within a certain radius of the respondent's location. We find that both types of proximity to new development are linked to more familiarity with hydraulic fracturing, even after controlling for various individual and contextual factors, but only distance-based proximity is linked to more support for the practice. When significant, these relationships are similar to or exceed the effects of race, income, gender, and age. We discuss the implications of these findings for effective risk communication as well as the importance of incorporating spatial analysis into public opinion research on perceptions of energy development.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/risa.12989

    View details for Web of Science ID 000444965400010

    View details for PubMedID 29637576

  • Analyzing the factors that influence US public support for exporting natural gas ENERGY POLICY Pierce, J. J., Boudet, H., Zanocco, C., Hillyard, M. 2018; 120: 666–74
  • Mapping Out Climate Change: Assessing How Coastal Communities Adapt Using Alternative Future Scenarios JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH Lipiec, E., Ruggiero, P., Mills, A., Serafin, K. A., Bolte, J., Corcoran, P., Stevenson, J., Zanocco, C., Lach, D. 2018; 34 (5): 1196–1208
  • Place, proximity, and perceived harm: extreme weather events and views about climate change CLIMATIC CHANGE Zanocco, C., Boudet, H., Nilson, R., Satein, H., Whitley, H., Flora, J. 2018; 149 (3-4): 349–65
  • Great Basin land managers provide detailed feedback about usefulness of two climate information web applications CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT Zanocco, C., Brown, M., Bachelet, D., Gough, M., Mutch, T., Sheehan, T. 2018; 20: 78–94
  • The effect of industry activities on public support for 'fracking' ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS Boudet, H., Bugden, D., Zanocco, C., Maibach, E. 2016; 25 (4): 593–612