University of South Florida
Feng Hao is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of South Florida. Dr. Hao has three major areas of research. One is to study public opinion and behavior about the environment. The other involves examining anthropogenic drivers of climate change and renewable energy deployment. The third is to address the pandemic and understand American’s response to COVID–19 (e.g., mask-wearing, vaccine uptake, etc.).
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States China
Focus areas of expertiseClimate policy and politics Renewable energy Behavioral action Public opinion
Hao, Feng, and Wanyun Shao. 2022. “Understanding the Influence of Political Orientation, Social Network, and Economic Recovery on COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake among Americans.” Vaccine 40(14): 2191–2201.
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.
Hao, Feng, and Wanyun Shao. 2021 “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.
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.
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.