Survey on Public Access to the English Countryside

Mr. Green

Member
Good evening all, I hope this post finds everyone well.

As part of my final year of studies in Countryside Management I have created a short (9 min) survey on public access to the countryside in England. I am sending it out to conservationists, farmers and other land managers. So far I've had around 180 respondents, but unfortunately only 11 people from the agricultural sector. Without the voices of farmers and farm workers my research is useless. I would like my work to represent the full spectrum of land based workers in England, of which farmers are an integral part.

The survey is 100% anonymous. I am interested in finding out about people's existing knowledge and attitudes towards public access to land. Especially how knowledge and attitudes might differ between different demographics.

Please follow this link to partake in my survey --------------------> https://forms.office.com/r/tjc2UTZtYM

If the link does not work, you can copy and paste it into the search bar.

Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and feel free to message back on this forum, I'd be very happy to hear your thoughts.
 

onesiedale

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Derbyshire
done the survey. However, I must admit I thought the questions were rather weak and lacked context. Don't think public attitude towards the countryside is steered by education.
found I wasn't agreeing or disagreeing with much of what you asked because the first response would be ...."it depends"
just post your results on TFF and I'm sure you will generate "agricultural opinion" then!

Remember, to get statistical significance, you need at least 50 (ideally 100) responses in subsets for satisfactory analysis with confidence.
 

Forkdriver

Member
Livestock Farmer
Why is Wales excluded? It's a controversial subject for the farming community with political pressure for more open access.
 

onesiedale

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Derbyshire
done the survey. However, I must admit I thought the questions were rather weak and lacked context. Don't think public attitude towards the countryside is steered by education.
found I wasn't agreeing or disagreeing with much of what you asked because the first response would be ...."it depends"
just post your results on TFF and I'm sure you will generate "agricultural opinion" then!

Remember, to get statistical significance, you need at least 50 (ideally 100) responses in subsets for satisfactory analysis with confidence.

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onesiedale

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Derbyshire
I am afraid I could not do the survey as the first questions are all %.
There is no option for do not know.
Simply guessing does not give a proper answer to a survey.
But you probably know that and worded it such so you can make the survey answers fit your project...
I'm pretty sure @Mr. Green doesn't know the answer here either. All we can answer with is a guess,and therefore a perception.
The question is flawed, as it doesn't ask for a guess.
In return, I would like to ask @Mr. Green what % of my farm do you think has public access over it? (a guess will do)
 
Good evening all, I hope this post finds everyone well.

As part of my final year of studies in Countryside Management I have created a short (9 min) survey on public access to the countryside in England. I am sending it out to conservationists, farmers and other land managers. So far I've had around 180 respondents, but unfortunately only 11 people from the agricultural sector. Without the voices of farmers and farm workers my research is useless. I would like my work to represent the full spectrum of land based workers in England, of which farmers are an integral part.

The survey is 100% anonymous. I am interested in finding out about people's existing knowledge and attitudes towards public access to land. Especially how knowledge and attitudes might differ between different demographics.

Please follow this link to partake in my survey --------------------> https://forms.office.com/r/tjc2UTZtYM

If the link does not work, you can copy and paste it into the search bar.

Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and feel free to message back on this forum, I'd be very happy to hear your thoughts.
11 out of 180 is a higher percentage than the percentage of farmers and farm workers in the uk population
 
I'm pretty sure @Mr. Green doesn't know the answer here either. All we can answer with is a guess,and therefore a perception.
The question is flawed, as it doesn't ask for a guess.
In return, I would like to ask @Mr. Green what % of my farm do you think has public access over it? (a guess will do)
Sorted that for you:What % of my farm does the public assume it has access over? ( a guess will do) 🙄
 

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