Dania Beach Vervet Project

Thank you for participating in the Dania Beach Vervet Project Citizen Science program.  All personal information will be kept confidential.  The answers provided will help facilitate a better understanding of our local monkey friends. Feel free to skip questions that you do not want to answer. All answers will be kept anonymous. If you have never encountered the monkeys please answer the questions in a hypothetical nature.

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* 1. What is your gender?

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* 2. What is your approximate average household income?

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* 3. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)

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* 5. How many pets currently live in your household?

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* 6. What kind of pets do you own?

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* 8. Do you feed any type of stray or wild animals?

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* 9. Describe how the idea of free ranging monkeys living in your city makes you feel?

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* 11. Do you think the state, county, or city should remove the monkeys?

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* 12. Do you think the monkeys should be relocated to a sanctuary or zoo?

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* 13. How would you feel about the monkeys if they were a different kind of primate (ex, baboon or chimpanzee)?

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* 14. Why do you think people feel compelled to protect the local monkey population?

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* 15. Would you say most people in the community view the monkeys in a positive way?

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* 16. Do you know anyone that does not care for or like the monkeys? 

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* 17. What would you do if you saw a monkey in your yard?

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* 18. Do you support research on the monkeys that is non-invasive (strictly observational)?

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* 19. Would you support a project that involved trapping, collaring, and releasing the monkeys to learn more about them?

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* 20. How would you feel if the monkeys were eating or destroying native endangered Florida animal populations, plants, or habitats?

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* 21. Do you think the monkeys offer a positive benefit to the local community?

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* 22. Would you feed the monkeys if human foods were the only way they could survive?

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* 23. Do you feed the monkeys (If no, please skip to question 31)?

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* 24. How long have you been feeding the monkeys?

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* 25. How often do you feed the monkeys?

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* 26. How much do you spend on the monkey's food per month?

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* 27. What food items do you provide for the monkeys?

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* 28. When you first fed the monkeys did the monkeys first approach you, or did you approach the monkeys?

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* 29. Do you know that it is illegal to feed the monkeys in the City of Dania Beach?

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* 30. If you feed the monkeys, will you continue to feed the monkeys even though it is illegal?

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* 31. Do you know people who feed the monkeys?

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* 32. How many people feed the monkeys?

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* 33. If you see the monkeys, how often does this happen?  If no, skip to question 38

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* 34. Where do you see the monkeys?

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* 35. How does your place of employment view the monkeys on the property? Skip to question 37

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* 36. How do your neighbors view the monkeys roaming their neighborhood?

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* 37. Have you had any negative interactions with the monkeys (aggression, property damage, etc)?

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* 38. How would you feel if there were/is a family (more than 3 individuals) of monkeys living in your neighborhood or at place of employment?

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* 39. Please feel free to add anything that you feel is important that was not covered in the survey.

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