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Table 2 Respondents giving reasons for refusing to pay the given discrete choice amount

From: The demand of urban residents for the biodiversity conservation in U Minh Thuong National Park, Vietnam

Reason Number Percent (%)
1 = I cannot afford to pay/I have no spare income. 128 51.0
2 = I feel the environmental improvement of U Minh Thuong is unimportant. 3 1.2
3 = Being far from the place, I feel paying anything is irrelevant to me. 13 5.2
4 = I do not believe paying will solve the problem. 18 7.2
5 = I feel this improvement will take place without my contribution. 7 2.8
6 = I do not trust the institutions that will handle the money for this conservation work. 30 12.0
7 = It should be the government’s responsibility since it has money from tax revenues. 41 16.3
8 = Other reasons. 11 4.4
  1. Source: Own estimates; data appendix available from authors.