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Table 6 Chi2 test results for respondent’s socioeconomic traits for 10 tested variables is some selected localities of Lahore, Pakistan

From: Analysis of socio-environmental impacts of the loss of urban trees and vegetation in Lahore, Pakistan: a review of public perception

Tested variables Chi2 test p value for respondent’s socioeconomic traits
Gender Age Marital Status Education Income Occupation
Urban tress/vegetation is an important part of Lahore City .057 .024 .101 .000 .354 .000
Trees/vegetation protects us from adverse environmental effects such as pollution and dust storms, reduces noise, blocks unsightly views, etc. .053 .000 .825 .000 .000 .000
Trees/vegetation in your area is less today as compared to 15–20 years ago .018 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000
Population growth and urbanization in Lahore are the two major causes of vegetation loss .028 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000
Observed/felt change in the climate of Lahore .082 .001 .000 .057 .003 .000
Loss of vegetation cover is one a possible cause of climatic change in Lahore .235 .253 .000 .087 .000 .000
Trees in business districts and residential neighborhoods attract more business and residents .856 .029 .000 .000 .000 .000
Trees are important because they increase property values .917 .067 .001 .002 .101 .000
Willing to pay some tax/“Tree Tax” to the city’s administration to be spent to protect the vegetation/trees of Lahore .248 .000 .007 .000 .000 .000
Will halt the Government agency if it intends to remove the trees without any genuine reason/need from our vicinity .000 .000 .006 .000 .000 .000
  1. Note: Significant p values for Chi2 (X2) test (based on frequency of response) (p <0.05)