Public Attitudes to Saemangeum Development Project and Its Effects on Marine Environment

새만금 개발사업이 해양환경에 미치는 영향에 대한 인식

Baek, Min-Ji;Choi, Hyo-Yeon;Yoo, Seung-Hoon

  • Received : 2015.09.21
  • Accepted : 2015.10.27
  • Published : 2015.10.31


This paper attempts to analyze the public's attitudes about the Saemangeum development project and its impact on marine environment with the data from a national survey of 1,000 households obtained by a professional survey firm with face-to-face interviews using two split samples: a sample of 400 households in on-site area (Saemangeum area) and a sample of 600 households in off-site area (the nation except for Saemanguem area). More specifically, ordered probit model is employed to investigating the factors affecting the public attitudes to the Saemanguem development project. The results show that over 70 percentage of respondents in both the samples opposed Saemanguem development project when they considered its economic gain and impacts on marine environment at the same time. Futhermore, over 90 percentage of respondents judged that environmental management of Saemanguem open sea is necessary. Therefore, making appropriate actions are required to manage marine environment of Saemanguem open sea.


Saemanguem development project;Environmental impacts;Investigation of awareness;Public attitudes;Ordered probit model


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Grant : 새만금 주변해역 해양환경 및 생태계관리 연구개발