Views about environmental regulation by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say…

Metro area Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Atlanta Metro Area 35% 61% 2% 2% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 32% 64% 1% 3% 250
Boston Metro Area 29% 65% 2% 4% 498
Chicago Metro Area 36% 60% 2% 2% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 35% 61% 3% 2% 659
Detroit Metro Area 36% 56% 1% 6% 374
Houston Metro Area 38% 58% 2% 2% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 32% 63% 3% 3% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 33% 62% 2% 3% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 30% 64% 2% 3% 342
New York City Metro Area 29% 65% 2% 4% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 31% 63% 3% 3% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 42% 54% 1% 3% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 40% 56% < 1% 4% 252
Providence Metro Area 30% 65% 2% 3% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 56% 2% 4% 373
San Diego Metro Area 40% 51% 4% 4% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 25% 69% 3% 2% 485
Seattle Metro Area 25% 70% 2% 2% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 39% 57% 1% 3% 274
Tampa Metro Area 34% 59% 2% 5% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 27% 68% 2% 3% 913

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