Was a pan-European project which aimed to protect both human health and the health of the marine environment. Brought together different communities (i.e. marine, medical and social scientists; public health and other experts) and created a platform for these communities to work together to understand the complex interactions between the marine environment and human health and wellbeing.
This study comprises of the anoymised data from the SOPHIE Citizen Survey. The data were collected from nationally representative samples (based on age, gender and region) of adults from 14 European countries in March and April 2019 by the online market research company YouGov.
The survey itself had 4 sections: i) exposure to the marine environment (e.g. distance living from coast (km), frequency of coastal visits, marine employment and recreation); ii) perceptions of maritime activities (e.g. economic, environmental and health attitudes); iii) concerns, funding and policy preferences (e.g. future funding topics and preferences for health policies) and iv) socio-demographics (e.g. age, gender, education, occupation and income).
The main topics cover the following topic areas:
- environmental, economic and public health perceptions towards maritime activities
- policy preferences to protect public health
- human health
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- Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and United Kingdom
- Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) Citizen Survey, 2019
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