This study investigated the perceptions of residents of Monroe County on the impact of tourism in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Attitudes toward tourism were measured along economic, sociocultural, and ecological scales and compared across a variety of sociodemographic variables. The relationships between perception of tourism impact and level of attachment were also measured. Furthermore, the factor structure of the instrument was assessed.

The findings of this study indicated that perceptions of tourism impact were effected by educational level and length of residence. There were no significant effects of gender, age, marital status, or income.

Correlation coefficients were measured between each of the scale scores and level of attachment. For each scale, there was a moderately low positive correlation between attachment and the scale score.

On the basis of eigenvalues and interpretability of results, factor analysis identified six structural dimensions of items on the questionnaire.