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The Deep Blue Survey

You made it to the first annual Deep Blue Survey. Your answers will help the surf community understand how to best protect our ocean from environmental threats.

Please fill out the survey completely.  There are 40 questions, and it will take you less than 10 minutes.  Thank you very much for your time and willingness to engage.
1. Do you surf? If so, at what level? *This question is required.
2. Do you engage with surf culture in any way?  
(e.g. through lifestyle or clothing choices, or following surf-related stories) *This question is required.
3. In what way, if any, do you engage with surf culture? *This question is required.
4. Do you pursue other outdoor activities? *This question is required.
5. Do you think you are environmentally aware? *This question is required.
6. Do you think surfing increases your environmental awareness? *This question is required.
7. Do you think you behave in an environmentally friendly way? *This question is required.
8. Do you consider yourself to live in an: *This question is required.
9. Which of the following activities do you do?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
10. What do you think are the main barriers to behaving in an environmentally friendly way?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
11. Do you feel part of a community?
(e.g. a group of people with shared interests and values, that you interact with.) *This question is required.
12. Do you think you are a member of more than one community? *This question is required.
13. Which of the following are your communities focused around?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
14. Do you consider your community or communities to be:
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
15. How interested are you in the wellbeing of your community?
(Move slider: 0 = not interested / 10 = highest interest) *This question is required.
16. Rank the following in order of importance to you?
(Drag or click to set priority:  "1" = highest importance) *This question is required. Order the items from the following list. First select an item with the spacebar to show a menu of possible ranking positions. Next, click a ranking position to order it in the ranked list. Note the menu will display more ordering options as you add items to the ranked list.
17. What do you understand as the "environment"?
(Choose one answer that most applies) *This question is required.
18. In your everyday life, how important are environmental issues to you?
(Move slider: 0 = not interested / 10 = highest interest) *This question is required.
19. Which of these phrases have you heard of?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
20. Please indicate if you are concerned with your own carbon footprint. *This question is required.
21. Have you ever calculated your own carbon footprint? *This question is required.
22. Where do you receive most of your information about environmental issues?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
23. Rank the following in order of concern to you:
(Drag or click to set priority:  "1" = highest importance) *This question is required. Order the items from the following list. First select an item with the spacebar to show a menu of possible ranking positions. Next, click a ranking position to order it in the ranked list. Note the menu will display more ordering options as you add items to the ranked list.
24. Rank the following in order of concern to the whole world:
(Drag or click to set priority:  "1" = highest importance) *This question is required. Order the items from the following list. First select an item with the spacebar to show a menu of possible ranking positions. Next, click a ranking position to order it in the ranked list. Note the menu will display more ordering options as you add items to the ranked list.
25. Who do you think is responsible for today's environmental problems?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
26. How concerned are you about the health of the oceans?
(Move slider: 0 = not interested / 10 = highest interest) *This question is required.
27. Do you think the health of the oceans affects your own well-being? *This question is required.
28. Do you feel that your actions on land can affect the oceans? *This question is required.
29. Does surfing increase your interest in protecting the health of the ocean? *This question is required.
30. Do you think surfers are interested in protecting the health of the oceans? *This question is required.
31. What benefits does protecting the ocean have for you personally?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
32. If you are a surfer, what motivates you to go surfing?
(Check all that apply) *This question is required.
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33. Which surfing non-profit organizations do you follow and/or support?
  • * This question is required.
34. How far from the ocean do you live? *This question is required.
35. Are you? *This question is required.
36. Please indicate your age: *This question is required.
37. What is your highest educational qualification? *This question is required.
38. Tell us about your social media usage:
39. Which social media platform do you use the most? *This question is required.
40. Please share your contact information: This will be held absolutely confidential, and will not be shared with anyone. *This question is required.