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OPINIONS ABOUT ORGANIC FARMING

Please indicate the extent to which you disagree or agree with each of the following statements.

Statements about Organic Farming Strongly Disagree (%) Disagree (%) Neither Disagree nor Agree (%) Agree (%) Strongly Agree (%)
Organic farming is more environmentally sustainable than conventional farming. 4.8 5.4 16.1 25.8 47.9
Organic farming is more economically sustainable than conventional farming. 5.1 14.3 32.3 25.7 22.6
Organic farming is more socially sustainable than conventional farming. 3.8 7.3 27.6 30.2 31.1
Organic certification should include social standards. 24.8 22.7 30.7 10.6 11.2
Organic farming is less patriarchal than conventional farming. 6.5 13.8 57.8 15.7 6.2
To be certified, organic farmers should be required to pay farm workers a living wage. 24.1 18.5 35.0 11.5 10.9
Women who want to farm are more attracted to organic farming than conventional farming. 4.4 4.7 54.2 25.4 11.4
Racial/ethnic minorities who want to farm are more attracted to organic farming than conventional farming. 7.6 10.6 75.6 4.1 2.1
To be certified, organic farmers should be required to provide farm workers with health insurance. 44.5 27.9 22.7 2.9 2.0
Organic farming is a financially viable option for beginning farmers. 8.7 20.0 33.6 28.1 9.6
Farm workers on organic farms receive higher wages than farm workers on conventional farms. 7.9 17.8 56.6 14.6 3.2
Women are more likely to hold leadership positions in sustainable or organic agriculture organizations than in conventional agriculture organizations. 6.7 11.1 52.3 23.4 6.4
Nonresponses ranged from 3 to 31

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