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Feng Hao

University of South Florida
United States
Email: fenghao [at] usf [period/dot] edu

Feng Hao is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of South Florida. Dr. Hao has three major areas of research. One area is to study public opinion and behavior about the environment. The other area involves examining anthropogenic drivers of climate change and renewable energy deployment. Dr. Hao recently expanded his focus to address the pandemic and understand American’s response to COVID–19.

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Hao, Feng, and Wanyun Shao. Accepted for Publication. “Understanding the Effects of Individual and State-level Factors on American Public Response to COVID–19.” American Journal of Health Promotion. doi:10.1177/08901171211017286.

Hao, Feng, Wanyun Shao, and Weiwei Huang. 2021. “Understanding the Influence of Contextual Factors and Individual Social Capital on American Public Mask Wearing in Response to COVID–19.” Health & Place 68: 102537. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102537.

Wang, Yan, Feng Hao, and Yunxia Liu. 2021. “Pro-Environmental Behavior in an Aging World: Evidence from 31 Countries.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(4): 1748. doi:10.3390/ijerph18041748.

Hao, Feng, Wanyun Shao. 2021. “What Really Drives the Deployment of Renewable Energy? A Global Assessment of 118 Countries.” Energy Research & Social Science 72: 101880. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2020.101880.

Michaels, Jay L., Feng Hao, Julia Smirnov, and Ishan Kulkarni. 2021. “Beyond Stewardship and Dominion? Towards a Social Psychological Explanation of the Relationship between Religious Attitudes and Environmental Concern.” Environmental Politics. doi:10.1080/09644016.2020.1787777.

Hao, Feng, Xinsheng Liu, and Jay L. Michaels. 2020. “Social Capital, Carbon Dependency, and Public Response to Climate Change in 22 European Countries.” Environmental Science & Policy 114: 64–72. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.07.028.

Hao, Feng, and Lijun Song. 2020. “Environmental Concern in China: A Multilevel Analysis.” Chinese Sociological Review 52(1): 1–26. doi:10.1080/21620555.2019.1654367.

Hao, Feng. 2020. “A Study of Ecologically Unequal Exchange for 89 Countries between 1990 and 2015.” The Social Science Journal 57(2): 245–257. doi:10.1016/j.soscij.2019.01.009.

Liu, Xinsheng, Feng Hao, Kent Portney, and Yinxi Liu. 2020. “Examining Public Concern about Global Warming and Climate Change in China.” The China Quarterly. 242: 460–486. doi:10.1017/S0305741019000845.

Shao, Wanyun, and Feng Hao. 2020. “Approval of Political Leaders can Slant Evaluation of Political Issues: Evidence from Public Concern for Climate Change in the U.S.” Climatic Change 158: 201–212. doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02594-4.

Shao, Wanyun, and Feng Hao. 2020. “Confidence in Political Leaders can Slant Risk Perceptions of COVID–19 in a Highly Polarized Environment.” Social Science & Medicine. 261: 113235. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113235.

Wang, Yan, and Feng Hao. 2020. “Public Perception Matters: Individual Waste Sorting in Chinese Communities.” Resources, Conservation & Recycling 159:104860. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104860.

Hao, Feng and Bethany L. Van Brown. 2019. “An Analysis of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Fossil Fuel Production in the U.S. from 2001 to 2015.” Society & Natural Resources 32(6): 693–708. doi:10.1080/08941920.2019.1574044.

Hao, Feng, Jay L. Michaels, and Shannon E. Bell. 2019. “Social Capital’s Influence on Environmental Concern in China: An Analysis of the 2010 Chinese General Social Survey.” Sociological Perspectives 62(6): 844–864. doi:10.1177/0731121419835504.

Hao, Feng, and Yan Wang. 2018. “Acceptance of Higher Taxes for the Environment: A Cross-national and Multilevel Study based on Seven Years Data from ISSP and WVS Surveys.” International Journal of Sociology 48(4): 340–365. doi:10.1080/00207659.2018.1515704.

Hao, Feng, Weiwei Huang, and Melissa M. Sloan. 2018. “Environmental Concern in the United States and China: The Influence of Measurement in National Context.” Social Currents 5(5): 479–493. doi:10.1177/2329496518759130.

Hao, Feng, Guizhen He, and Michael Snipes. 2018. “A Comparative Study of the Economy’s Environmental Impact between States in the United States and Provinces in China.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 8(2): 132–141. doi:10.1007/s13412-018-0474-9.

Wang, Yan, and Feng Hao. 2018. “Does Internet Penetration Encourage Sustainable Consumption? A Cross-national Analysis.” Sustainable Production and Consumption 16: 237–248. doi:10.1016/j.spc.2018.08.011.

Hao, Feng. 2016. “A Panel Regression Study on Multiple Predictors of Environmental Concern for 82 Countries across 7 Years.” Social Science Quarterly 97(5): 991–1004. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12237.

Hao, Feng. 2014. “Material Extraction/Consumption and Global Trade: An Empirical Examination for 95 Countries between 1980 and 2009.” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 13(4): 423–443. doi:10.1163/15691497-12341310.

Hao, Feng. 2014. “The Effect of Economic Affluence and Ecological Degradation on Chinese Environmental Concern: A Multilevel Analysis.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 4(2): 123–131. doi:10.1007/s13412-014-0166-z.