Social and Media Influences on Growth Attitudes

Woodrow Jones
C. Richard Hofstetter

DOI: 10.2190/X9K0-5JQ4-GGQM-W4LM


Popular attitudes toward urban growth are influential in land use planning. This study explores the impact of the media and social factors in shaping growth attitudes. Several plausible explanations are explored given a telephone survey of 429 San Diego residents. Citizens awareness and information about growth appear to be enhanced with increased exposure to media, while social status suggests that restricted growth appears to have reached the status of "unitary ethos."

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