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Data set of public survey on priorities and preferences in developing locally driven sea level rise plans in eastern coastal states in December 2017

This data set contains the responses of 503 persons affiliated with coastal communities in the East Coast of the United States. There is no personally identifiable information contained within this data set. There are 26 questions in the survey, including the consent form, 15 questions about priorities and preferences in developing community-based sea level rise plans, and 10 demographic questions (7 asked in the survey and 3 provided by the survey company). Topics include priorities for inclusion in a plan, methods to fund a plan and subsequent action, and methods to resolve conflict around sea level rise planning. In addition to the results, the full details of the questions are included.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27933v1/supp-1

Questions and response meanings for survey on priorities and preferences in developing locally driven sea level rise plan in eastern coastal states in December 2017

This file contains the full text of all questions and response meanings presented to survey respondents, as presented electronically during this survey.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27933v1/supp-2

Supplemental demographic tables for sea level rise public survey

The attached tables provide the detailed overview of the demographics of the survey respondents.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27933v1/supp-3

Supplemental P-Tables for Demographic Influences on Primary Questions

These tables provide the p-values for each statistical test performed comparing each primary subquestion with each demographic question and the resulting relationships.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27933v1/supp-4

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The author declares that he has no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Adam T Carpenter conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Human Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The George Mason University Institutional Review Board reviewed and approved the collection of this survey data (Approval 1168842-1).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The survey data supporting this manuscript are available on FigShare at It is also included as a supplemental file.


The author received no funding for this work. The costs of the study were paid out of the author's personal funds.

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